ENGLISH 1B: Recent Memoirs on Loss

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

Sample Searches - Article Databases

Sample Searches in MLA Bibliography (language, literature, film)

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

didion  (keywords)
mourning  or  bereave*  or  loss (keywords)

memoir (keywords)
mourning  or  bereave*  or  loss (keywords)

* = truncation symbol/wildcard (child* = child, childs, children, childhood, childish...

Sample Searches in CSA Illumina Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, education, etc.)

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject >Sociology > Sociological Abstracts:  CSA Illumina Social Sciences

mourning  or  bereave*  or  loss (keywords)
spous*  (keywords)

Sample Searches in Academic Search Complete (all topics; also book reviews)

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > Academic Search Complete

oates (select a field - optional)
widow*   (select a field - optional)

memoir*  (select a field - optional)
spous* or widow*  (select a field - optional)
grief or bereave* or mourn* or loss (select a field - optional)

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 17:11