Library resources and search tips for lyric/poetry, drama and literature for this course.

Gale Literary Sources

When using the Advanced Search in Gale Literary Sources database, enter the name of the story in the Name of Work field and the author of the story in the Person-By or About field.

To narrow your search more, you may enter a specific topic or theme in the 3rd field (make sure you change it to Entire Document). See example.

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Advanced Search Example

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If you decide not to use the Entire Document field, you may enter your theme or topic in the Limit Search by field within the results.


To learn more about search strategies using:

  • Truncation (e.g., symbol*)
  • Boolean Operators (e.g., and, or, not)
  • Keyword vs Subject

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EBSCOhost has the following databases that are selected for the initial search: 

  • Academic Search Premier
  • eBook Collection
  • MasterFILE Premier

For more literary criticism sources, add MagillOn Literature Plus to your search. Add any other collections that reflect your critical approach.

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Once you get the results, be sure to limit your search by selecting the Full Text and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals features. You may also adjust the Publication Date if desired.

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