ENGLISH 1B: Hamlet

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

Searching for Literary Criticism: Articles

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Literature > MLA Bibliography

Search strategies for MLA Bibliography:

1.  Search by title of the literary work (duh).  If you need to retrieve more items (unlikely in the case of Hamlet, search by author's name, last name first.

2.  add another search term in a separate row:

     hamlet         (all fields (no full text))
     psychoanaly*   (all fields (no full text))

    language of publication:  english

* = truncation or wildcard, for variant word endings (ex:  child* = child, childs, children, childhood...)

3.  use alternative terms if appropriate:

     hamlet                (all fields (no full text))
     humor*    or     comic*    or     comed*  (all fields (no full text))

or:
      hamlet
                (all fields (no full text))
    gender      or    women       or    femins*  (all fields (no full text))

4.  searching for a phrase (two or more words that have to appear together)

hamlet                (all fields (no full text))
"king lear"           (all fields (no full text))

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

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For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

Last Update: August 29, 2012 17:09 | Tagged with: hamlet shakespeare