Subject Librarian for Classics, Dramatic Art, & English/Comparative Literature
Davis Reference Desk
How Do I? Cite Sources? Conduct a Literature Review, etc.?
Through the Carolina BLU Delivery Service, you can request to have books and articles available at any of the UNC-CH campus libraries, as well as books and articles requested through interlibrary loan, delivered to the campus library most convenient to you.
This Library of Congress classification system holds true for any library in the world using the LC system. For example, English language dictionaries will be classed in the PEs; American literature will be classed in the PSs; American history will be classed in the Es & Fs, while Sociology and Social History will be classed in HM & HN.
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Summon Search Engine
What is Summon? With one simple search box, Summon allows you to easily discover relevant information on any topic from UNC's library collection. Start your research here and find digital content such as scholarly journals, newspaper articles, eBooks, dissertations, and more. Just enter your search terms and use the options on the left side of results screen to refine your search. From there you can quickly get to the full-text online. Try "white privilege" or mixed race America .
As with encyclopedic resources, there are indexes for almost any topic that might be supplemental to literary & historical research, and these may be arranged by subject discipline, by period, by region, by gender or ethnicity. If you are unsure of an appropriate index to use, try searching E-Research Tools By Subject and first try the "Recommended Databases."
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center provides biographical and critical information on thousands of authors. Search the Advanced Search for "Person-By or About" (.e.g., Ruth Ozeki).
Literary Reference Center
This LRC, in addition to biographical information and criticism, also includes plot summaries, book reviews, & author interviews.
Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
Academic Search Premier
ASP indexes popular magazines and some scholary journals and is a good source for book reviews and some criticism. Much Full Text.
Muse is an important collection of full-text scholarly journals.
JSTOR is another important collection of full-text scholarly journals, often more retrospective/less current than Muse (above).
MLA International Bibliography Plus Full Text via Chadwyck-Healey's LiteratureOnline
MLA is a specialized database for literary criticism, allowing for thematic searching within works of literature or in relation to an author or authors, etc. For this course, MLA has criticism on Erdrich, Ozeki, & Senna.
Dissertations & Theses
Indexes US dissertations from 1861 to as recent as last semester with full text available from 1997 on.
America, History and Life
A, H & L is the principal index for locating scholarly articles on events in American History.
The principal index for Sociology. Try searching "multiraciality" and "United States."
Subject searching for books in the Library's catalog is often best done by beginning with a Keyword Search . Start with a Keyword Search and identify one or more relevant books. Then look at the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) given in the Full Records of those titles. You can follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to revise your search strategies.
Keyword Search: mixed race America
Search by LC Subject Heading: Racially mixed people -- United States.
Keyword Search: white privilege
Search by LC Subject Heading: Whites -- Race identity.
POTENTIALLY USEFUL LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS
Search for books By a literary author as an Author search; search for books About a literary author as a Subject search.
Author: Ozeki, Ruth L.
Subject: Ozeki, Ruth L..
Subject encyclopedias can be very useful for providing an overview and context for a variety of specialized topics. Most essays will also include a bibliography. A number of reference books from Oxford U. Press are now available electronically via Oxford Reference Online Premium.
Encyclopedia of race and racism [electronic resource] John Hartwell Moore, editor in chief. Detroit, Mich. : Macmillan Reference USA, c2008.
Encyclopedia of racism in the United States 3 vols. Edited by Pyong Gap Min. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2005.
Davis Reference E184.A1 E773 2005
Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. 3 vols. Edited by Jeffrey Lehman. 2nd ed. Detroit : Gale Group, c2000.
Davis Reference E184.A1 G14 2000
The Greenwood encyclopedia of multiethnic American literature. 5 vols. Edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Davis Reference PS153.M56 G74 2005
The Oxford dictionary of literary terms [electronic resource]Chris Baldick. 3rd ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
A handbook to literature. William Harmon. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2009.
A very clearly written handbook.
Davis Reference Desk PN41 .H355 2009
MLA handbook for writers of research papers. Joseph Gibaldi. 7th ed. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
Davis Reference Desk LB2369 .G53 2009
Oxford English Dictionary
A comprehensive dictionary of the English Language that stresses the historical origins of words.
Literary Resources on the Net (Jack Lynch, Rutgers)
Voice of the Shuttle (Alan Liu, UCSB)