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British Literature Web Resources

Google Search Tips and Google Scholar

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  • Google Scholar
    Successful searching for scholarly articles on the web begins with Google Scholar.

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Library Databases and How to Cite Them

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  • Britannica Image Quest  
    Access more than two million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    This is a collection of ebooks. Select topic of Literature and select from book series including Twayne's Authors Online, Scribner Writers Online, American Women Writers, concise Major 21st Century Writers, Nonfiction Classics for Students, and Shakespeare for Students.
  • History Study Center
  • JSTOR  
    Advanced: Articles from scholarly journals which are at least 2 years old. Always begin by logging in to JSTOR so that you have a green search icon next to your resulting journal articles. To print, click on View pdf, and then go to file and print.
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale Databases TEL)  
    Begin search by limiting results to person or name of literary work. On search results page, use tabs at top to sort by Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topic Overviews, etc. The Multimedia Tab contains podcasts of interviews. Once you locate articles, refine your search by box on left with hyperlinks to topics to narrow results further.
  • NoodleTools
    Use to create citations and to organize notes.
  • Salem History  
    E-books featuring great events and biographies of famous (and infamous) individuals provide helpful resources for many subject areas: Encyclopedia of American Immigration; Decades; Great Events from History; Great Lives from History; Notorious Lives; Milestone Documents; and Musicians and Composers.
  • Salem Literature  
    Biographic and Literary Analysis featured in the e-books Critical Insights: Authors; Critical Insights: Works; and Critical Surveys.
  • World Book Encyclopedia, Advanced
    Articles as well as primary source documents and e-books for fiction and non-fiction.

Search Tips and Videos

JSTOR provides scholarly journal articles. These time-saving tips will make your database and online searching more efficient and precise. 

  1. Use quotation marks to create a bound phrase (such as "Charles Dickens").
  2. Use AND to narrow your search results.  Use OR to link synonyms or similar terms to expand search results.  Use NOT to eliminate results that do not match your search need.
  3. Use INDEX in databases (if provided) to find related subjects or more precise wording to describe your subject.
  4. When you find a helpful article, look at the keywords describing the article and expand your search using those terms. Also, skim Bibliography to locate helpful articles and mine those resources for further exploration of related research.



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