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Narrow your search results by using the Refine Toolbar on the left. Hint: find more critical analysis by selecting that your search results only be full text and from Academic Journals. Don't forget to explore the Subjects to narrow your search results even further.
Find an article you like? Utilize the toolbar on the right to email the article to yourself and/or click on the citation icon to copy and paste the MLA citation into your works cited page.
Understand that scholarly research is not always a straight progression, but often a lot of back and forth.
Don't forget, if you find an article you like- look closely at the bibliography/work cited- try to find the articles cited.
Go to www.askri.org and select "EBSCO: Search Across Several Databases" or "EBSCO: Magazines, Reference Books, and More".
Literary Reference Center
Try searching for your author or novel. Limit search results by selecting "Literary Criticism" under Source Type and selecting as few or many topics under Subject (be sure to click on the "more" link for a complete subject list.
History Reference Center
Try searching for your novel, suggested searches may appear. You can limit search results by selecting "Full text"; "Academic Journals" under Source Type; and selecting topics under Subject (make sure to click on the "show more" link for a complete list).
EBSCO- Search Across Databases
Try searching your author and/or novel. Limit search results by selecting:
Academic Journal and possibly Biography under Source Types
Check as many or as few topics under Subject, be sure to click "show more" for a complete list.