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English & Literature: English 489 Senior Thesis Workshop

Library Research Assistance

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Please make sure you have your Interlibrary Loan Account set up for this course.  If you are not familiar with this service or need directions on how to set up your account, please visit the Interlibrary Loan Research Guide or make an appointment with a librarian for help.

Scholarly Reading & Writing

Beginnig Your Research

  1. Start by researching both your selected text and its author in the MLA database.  
  2. Use bibliographies of the MLA sources to find noted researchers on your text or author,
  3. Move to other interdisciplinary databases to find other sources. (JSTOR has wonderful interdisciplinary scholarly articles).

Handouts & Videos

The MLA website has several videos providing tips on how to use the database.  You can find these at: www.MLA.org >Publications>MLA International Bibliography>Tutorial Videos

Research Librarian

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Sherry Matis
Contact:
Liaison to the Susan S. Goode School of Arts & Humanities
smatis@vwu.edu
757-455-3254
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