Articles in scholarly/academic journals, especially PEER-REVIEWED journals are particularly important to college research. They:
Look for options in databases to limit your results to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Search multiple resources.
Search for alternative keywords & subject headings.
Use database limiters & tools.
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KEYWORD SEARCH - just words
Use QUOTATION MARKS to glue together words in phrases, titles or an author's name: "oil spill"
An ASTERISK is a wild card that stands in for different endings of a word: ethic* = ethic, ethics, ethical
A SEARCH STRING includes a combination of elements: "environmental justice" AND (animal*)
Note that synonyms should be contained in parentheses separated by OR.
SUBJECT SEARCH - "aboutness"
Do a keyword search then look for SUBJECT HEADINGS in item records. Subject headings can help you find books by subject matter, not just by the occurrence of words in item records.
Keyword search: Ecopoetry.
Click on the subject links or do new searches with the terms listed.
Check the WORKS CITED, NOTES, REFERENCES and BIBLIOGRAPHIES of every relevant article or book.
Hafley, James Robert, 1928 - The Glass Roof: Virigina Woolf as a Novelist. Berkely: University fo California Press, 1954. (link to bibliography)
Look for a Cited Work using:
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. Use for very precise searches:
For best results, use limiters: field drop-downs (Title, Publication Title), content type (articles, book chapters, book reviews), etc.
For topical searches, first consult CBBcat and individual databases.
Try these library DATABASES to find scholarly articles related to literature and film:
MLA International Bibliography is the main go-to database for literature. Try here first.
WARNING: JSTOR may not include recent issues of journals. Missing issues can go back as far as 5 years.
Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities - A peer-reviewed journal from the University of Nebraska. Indexed in JSTOR.
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