Wednesday, August 29, 2007

How to Find an Article or Review about a Short Story or Novel using Literature Resource Center

How to Find an Article or Review about a Short Story or Novel using Literature Resource Center

Need to find a journal article about a short story or a novel for a homework assignment or just for fun? You can find one of these articles rather easily on Marvel!, Maine's Virtual Library. Just follow this short and illustrated guide below.

1)Access Marvel! on the Bangor Public Library website or through http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/.
2)The database to access is Literature Resource Center. You may get to this database by

A. Selecting Literature from the Select a Subject list: B. Selecting Literature Resource Center from the Literature list:
C. Scrolling down to Literature Resource Center on the A-Z listing of databases:
3) Do an Advanced search.
4) Put an author's name in the first search box, using Author as the search term. Put the title of the story or novel in the second search box, using Title as the search term. Click the green Search button. 5) For journal articles and reviews, click the Literary Criticism, Articles and Work Overviews tab.
6) To view the journal articles and reviews, click Literary Criticism. 7) From this results list, you can easily read or print any articles that will be helpful for your research.

If you need further assistance with this search or for other tips on how to use this or other Marvel! databases, contact a reference librarian (reference@bpl.lib.me.us or 207-947-8336 x 130) at the Bangor Public Library.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Thank you - this is very helpful! :)

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