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EN 7311 - Comparative Literature: Modernism & Postmodernism: Articles

Resources for this graduate course in comparative literature.

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Database Search Tips

  • Consider what type of information you need and where you might find it.
  • Break your topic into key concepts and identify terms for each concept. Start with fewer words. Less yields more.
  • Don't be too narrow in your search, especially initially.
  • Use Boolean connectors like andorand not to connect keywords. Many databases search the words as a phrase otherwise.
  • In general, avoid using prepositions like "in," "of," and "on."
  • Truncation characters such as an * (asterisk) can expand your search by retrieving various forms of a word, e.g., comput* retrieves computer, computers, computing, computation, etc.
  • Look at the subject terms or descriptors that are used for articles that appear relevant. Try other searches using those terms.
  • Consult a librarian or your faculty member for additional related terms.
  • Think about which individuals or groups of people or organizations are associated with your topic. These might be additional terms to search.

Evaluate Article Relevance & Quality

  • Look at subject terms applied to relevant articles. Did you find additional articles by searching these subject headings?
  • Which terms or search strategies yielded the best results?
  • Look at the abstract. Are there additional keyword terms you might search?
  • How long is the article?
  • In which journal or periodical was this article published? What is the journal's or magazine's reputation? How do you know?
  • When was the article published? What time period does the research or article cover?
  • Who is the author of the article? What are the author's credentials? What qualifies the author as an expert?
  • What sources are cited in this article?
  • How will this source advance the research project?
  • See Evaluate Information for more criteria.

In Class Exercise

  1. Open an email message. What is the topic you are researching?
  2. Search for an article in the Meta Search box or in one of the databases listed on the Articles page.Select a database you have not previously searched.
  3. Which database(s) did you search?
  4. What did you type for your search?
  5. Select an informative article that will provide additional information on your topic. Browse through the article to get an idea what it is about. Try to find an article that contains information you didn't previously know.
  6. Copy or type the MLA citation information into the email message. You may need to edit this information.
  7. In your own words, write one perspective contained in this article that you hadn't previously considered.
  8. Consider the currency, reliability, authority, accuracy, and purpose of the article and write one or two sentences about how this article meets these criteria and why you would or would not consider this article as a source for your research paper.
  9. What is one thing that you learned this evening that you didn't previously know?
  10. What is one topic that you wish had been discussed this evening that wasn't?
  11. Include your name in the email message.
  12. Write EN7311 and your name in the subject line of the email message.
  13. Email this information to dduesterhoeft@stmarytx.edu