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English Composition: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas (21:355:102): Find Articles

This course guide was created specifically for Instructor Marissa Candiloro's Spring 2019 ENG 102 class.


There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:


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Introduction to Online Resources

To search for articles on your topic, start with one of the Rutgers University Libraries subscription databases.  Depending on your topic, there may be a number of helpful online resources.  This guide identifies a few suggested ones (out of the hundreds of possible online resources available) from which you might be able to find relevant articles.  

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.


Search Tips:

Depending on your topic, you may find searching by the following to be helpful:


·         Omelas

·         injustice AND privilege

·         injustice AND disobedience

·         SU: ethics AND disobedience

·         SU: sacrifice AND SU: ethics

·         AB: sacrifice OR scapegoat AND SU: ethics

·         AB: sacrifice OR scapegoat AND AB: ethics or injustice


MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography includes 2 million citations drawn from 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.  It covers criticism and scholarship on literature from around the world.


Search Tips:

Depending on your topic, you may find searching by the following to be helpful:

·         Omelas AND (sacrifice OR suffering OR scapegoat)

·         SU: ethics AND SU: (sacrifice OR suffering) 

·         (ethics OR injustice) AND (sacrifice OR suffering OR scapegoat)


Literature Resource Center (LRC)

Literature Resource Center (LRC) is a full-text database covering more than 124,000 authors.  In addition to critical analysis of authors and their works, biographies and bibliographies are also included.


A newer novel may not have much literature criticism about it yet, but you may find some of the lengthier reviews useful.



Search Tips:

1) Perform a Basic Search for the short story:  The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas


2) After looking over the Literature Criticism results, consider looking at Reviews & News


3) Limit Search by Subjects:

·         The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

·         Le Guin, Ursula K.



4) As you scroll through the results, note the Word Count and consider looking at those that are 1,000 words or more

Link to sub-page: Full-text articles

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