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Find Articles - Background for a Literary Work

To find articles on the historical or sociological background for a literary work, try using an article database that is interdisciplinary (covers multiple academic disciplines).  For example:

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

Sample searches: 

1.   japanese american*
       internment

* = truncation or wildcard symbol; child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood...

2. limiting your search:

in the left sidebar, check off "scholarly/peer-reviewed journals"

3.  add a search term

     in the third search box, add a term (you can use "or" to retrieve one or the other term)

japanese american*
internment
child* or student*

Where is the actual article?

The full text of some articles is available online via the Library's article databases. For other articles you'll need to find the physical library location and call number of the journal.

The easiest way to do this is to use the UC e-links feature which is available in many (not all) databases.

When you find an item you're interested in, click on the UC e-links icon, which will lead to links to full text if available, or else a link to the Next Generation MELVYL catalog.  Click on the Next Generation MELVYL link to search for the library location of the journal.

Watch the UC e-links movie!  (4 minutes).  For assistance in reading a Next Generation MELVYL record for a journal title, go here  or ask for assistance.

Last Update: February 02, 2012 16:56 | Tagged with: reading_and_composition