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NVRHS |  English 4 Pathfinder  |  Asian Literature Honors
Research Paper

by J. Cooper | 3/23/10
Print Resources:

Online Subscription Resources:

Internet Resources:

Print Resources -
Books -
Literature Criticism

808, 809 Literary Criticism - general
810 American Literature
    813 American Fiction

895 Literature from East and Southeast Asia

Access through our catalog  Borrow from the 36 other BELS libraries' collections.

Use Bergen Community College's Silverman Library with your BCCLS Library Card @

Use Seton Hall University Library's collection if you are participating in Project Acceleration.

- Search by author's 'last name, first name' in an AUTHOR search to find his or her works.
- Search by author’s 'first name last name' as the KEYWORD or SUBJECT to locate biographical or critical information as the TOPIC of the book.
Print Resources-
Reference Series-
Literature Criticism
& History

R 809 CON   Contemporary Literary Criticism . . .

R 809 N    Nineteenth Literary Criticism . . .

R 895 GRE   Great Literature of the Eastern World

R 895.108 CLA   Classical Chinese Literature

R 895.6 RUB    Modern Japanese Writers
Online Resources-

Virtual Reference Library - (Gale Cengage)

Username: _________________ Password: ___________________
This is an huge collection of subject reference sources.  A search on your author can locate articles in literature, history, philosophy, and religion resources at once.
Online Resources-
Database Subscriptions - Literature Criticism

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Username:________________ Password:__________________
Click on "Advanced Search."
Input your title in the search box under "With the exact phrase." You can limit the number of results by typing a keyword for your paper topic into the box under, "With at least one of the words."

Navigating Results Tabs
-All Results, Biographies, Overviews and Synopses, Analyses and Criticism, Topics and Themes

*Look for "Page Tools" for printing, email, and citation information.

Literature Resource Center   (Gale Cengage)

Username:________________ Password:__________________
Major Search Paths
- Basic Search -- Type in author's name or title of work. Look in yellow navigation bar for related subjects.
- Person Search -- to locate articles about the author
- Advanced Search -- to search more efficiently by inputting the title as "Name of Work," author's name as "Person-By," and your paper topic as "Keyword."

Navigating Results Tabs
-Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topics and Work Overviews, Reviews and News, Primary Sources, Multimedia

*Look for "Page Tools" for printing, email, translation, and citation information.

*See How to Cite InfoTrac and GaleNet Sources at Directions by Galegroup Publishers.

Literary Reference Center  (EBSCO)

Username:________________ Password:__________________
Click on "Advanced Search." Input your title in the search box in quotation marks, then type in the author's name and your paper topic keyword. Searching on the author alone will give you more results, but the articles may not focus on your work.  Make sure the radio button to the left of "Find all my search terms" is selected. Select Literary Criticism from green and white navigation bar.

*Click on yellow citation icon on upper right for an article's citation information.

Learning Literature  (ProQuest )

Username:________________ Password:__________________
Input your title in the "Quick Search" box in quotation marks, then type in the author's name. Results will be displayed by type of resource. Scroll down to see the first five "Criticism" articles, then click "more."

*Citation information is displayed at the top of the page. Guidelines for creating the citation in MLA format is on the purple and orange navigation bar on the left.

Learning Literature: Flash Tutorial
Online Resources-
Database Subscriptions - Humanities Resources

SIRS Renaissance

Username:________________ Password: ______________
Renaissance is a reference database providing current dynamic information on  . . . Culture, Literature, Arts, Philosophy & Religion, etc.

World Folklore and Folklife

Username:________________ Password: ______________

BCCLS Arts & Humanities Databases:

The password required to access these databases from home is your public library card number.
Online Resources-
Database Subscriptions - Periodicals
EBSCO Academic Search Premier

Username:________________ Password: ______________
Provides full text for over 4,500 journals.
  • Click on EBSCOhost Web.
  • Click on Academic Search Premier.
  • Enter subject or topic into query box.
  • Use EBSCO's own indexing terms to search on.
Hint: type author's name in search box followed by "NOT book review" to avoid book reviews.
Internet Resources-
Subject Directories -

Internet Public Library

Literary Criticism Pathfinder
     "This pathfinder suggests some online and print sources, to show you what kinds of things are available on the Web and in libraries."

Literary Criticism Subject Collection
     Recommended websites on authors and works of literature
Internet Resources-
Literary Resources on the Net
"Literary Resources on the Net," also referred to as the Andromeda Project, directed by Jack Lynch at Rutgers University, is a rich web site for literature research.

Voice of the Shuttle
This enormous literature project, maintained at UCSB, is a premier English research database.  
Specific page: Asian  
Invisible Web
Search Tools *
The "Invisible Web" refers to the information on the Internet that search engines like Google cannot find.  "What is the Invisible Web" @ provides a brief explanation (with many broken links).

Click on SocSci & Humanities

Complete Planet  
Intute: Arts & Humanities
University Research
Guides *
University instructors and librarians create pathfinders or Research Guides that highlight their local resources and link to a wide array of useful, accessible websites on their topics of expertise.  

Example: Asian American Literature: Resources for Research
Noelle Brada-Williams, San Jose State University

google0.jpgGoogle Advanced Search Screen

& Tool
GUIDES: OWL MLA Citation Formats

1) Book Basic Format

    Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

          Medium of Publication.

Example:  Book with one author

    Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston:
          Allyn, 2000. Print.

2) Work in an Anthology

    Lastname, First name. "Title of Essay." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's Name(s). Place of

          Publication: Publisher, Year. Page range of entry. Medium of Publication.

Example:  Article in an anthology

    Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One

          to One. Ed. Ben Rafoth. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000. 24-34. Print.

3) Electronic Sources (Online eBooks and Databases)
  • Author and/or editor names (if available)
  • Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)
  • Title of the Website, project, or book in italics. (Remember that some Print publications have Web publications with slightly different names. They may, for example, include the additional information or otherwise modified information, like domain names [e.g. .com or .net].)
  • Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.
  • Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.
  • Take note of any page numbers (if available).
  • Date you accessed the material.
Example:  Database article

    Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal

          50.1 (2007): 173-96. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.


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