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Intro to English Studies (Fall 2020)

Finding Articles

QuickSearch is a single search portal that can making finding sources easier, but it is not exhaustive and sometimes you will need to consult subject-specific databases in order to find the best articles for your topic.

Here are some subject-specific databases that you might consult in addition to QuickSearch:

Finding Books

QuickSearch is the best place to start your search for books. You can limit your results to just books by clicking on "Books" (under "Resource Type."

Below you will find a video that walks you through how to use QuickSearch to find a book on a specific topic.

Requesting Books & Articles

If a book or article you need is not available at Rutgers, you can use the following services to request them from another library:

Image Gloss

Your image gloss assignment will require consulting encyclopedias and other resources. Below you will find links to Gale and SAGE, where you can search across many encyclopedias; a list of encyclopedias by subject; an online dictionary of literary symbolism (for symbols, objects, or motifs), and a resource called "American Eras" that provides information about many topics related to specific eras in American history.


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