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ENG 326 American Literature (Premoli): Home

Welcome!

Hello. My name is Paul, and we met on Wednesday, July 10th to talk about finding resources for your class assignment. Included below are links to the databases we discussed. If you have any questions, please contact me.

In-class assignment

In your groups, follow the numbered prompts, answering the questions as you explore your assigned database. When you’re finished, please elect one person to demonstrate the database on the big screen and explain how you found your answers.

Group 1: Search Literature Resource Center for information on “The Minister’s Black Veil.”

  1. What’s the quickest way to find information specific to this exact work?
  2. What kinds of information is available in Literature Resource Center (journal articles? Biographical informaton? Etc.)
  3. Find an article that looks relevant. Read it, and then write a one-paragraph summary of the article to share with the class.

Group 2: Search MLA International Bibliography for information on “The Author To Her Book,” “Before the Birth of One of Her Children,” and “Verses upon the Burning of our House.”

  1. What’s the quickest way to find information specific to one of these exact works?
  2. What are two ways to narrow your search results after you click ‘Search’?
  3. Find an article that looks relevant. Read it, and then write a one-paragraph summary of the article to share with the class.

Group 3: Search Literature Online (LION) for information on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Answer the following questions.

  1. What’s the quickest way to find information specific to this exact work?
  2. How do you search for just criticism in Literature Online (LION)?
  3. Find an article that looks relevant. Read it, and then write a one-paragraph summary of the article to share with the class.

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