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Literature Resource Center Quick Searching Tips

General Search Instructions

  • From the Eastwood Library home page (http://www.limestone.edu/library) begin by clicking on Research Databases under Library Resources.
  • Next click on K-L in the alphabetical listing under Find Research Databases by Title.
  • Then click on Literature Resource Center
  • Choose a search path from the main screen
    • Author Search is the default display - other search paths are:
    • Title
    • Authors by Type Search
    • Advanced
    • Literary-Historical Timeline
    • Keyword
  • Follow instructions listed under each search path

Search Paths

Author Search displays directly to the author requested or – if multiple author names appear – choose from an alphabetical list of author names that match search statement.
  • Enter author's name and click on search
  • Click on the author's name to display the Tabbed Results (folders): Biographies; Literary Criticism, Articles, and Work Overviews; Bibliographies; Additional Resources; Literary/Historical Timeline    
  • View the results – Biographies tab is the default display
  • Or select from other tabbed folders – searchable tabs are in bold print
  • Click on selected tab folder – may or may not display sub-tabs providing additional results
  • Select from the results

Authors by Type displays directly to the author or authors that match search statement

  • Select from options as appropriate: Author Name; Author Ethnicity; Author Nationality; Genre; Theme; Literary Movement or Time Period
  • Choose from within each option selected and/or enter author if needed
  • Click Search
  • Results of one author, proceed to View results
  • Results of multiple authors, choose from an alphabetical list of names that match search statement
  • Click on author's name to display the Tabbed Results (folders)
  • View results – Biographies tab is the default display
  • Or select from other tabbed folders – searchable tabs are in bold print
  • Click on selected tab folder – may or may not display sub-tabs providing additional results
  • Select from the results

Title Search; Keyword Search; and Advanced Search display directly to the Tabbed Results (folders)

  • Enter search statement (term or terms)
  • Click Search
  • View the results – search displays to one of the tabbed folders depending on results found for search statement
  • Or select from other tabbed folders – searchable tabs are in bold print
  • Click on selected tab folder – may or may display sub-tabs providing additional results
  • Select from the results

Literary-Historical Timeline displays date ranges for literary figures, movements, and historical events

  • Select from date ranges provided
  • Click on the picture above the selected date range
  • View results
  • Or enter a date in the start date field
  • Select A.D. or B.C.
  • Enter an end date
  • Select Search
  • View results

Searchable from the Top Navigation Bar

Research Guide: A step-by-step guide through the process of writing a research paper
Encyclopedia of Literature: Definitions to over 10,000 literary terms
Gale Literary Index: Index-only citations to core Gale Literary Series

GaleNet Glossary:

Literary-Historical Timeline: Targets a specific date range, thus providing a sense of events that took place in an author's life and/or the period in which a work was published
Literature Resource Center: Provides online access to biographies, literary criticism, bibliographies, work overviews, work sites, and additional resources on authors and their works
Tabbed Results (folders): Organize the search results by type of document and allow easy access to the different types of articles about author and his/her work
Theme Sub-tab: Provides method to identify other authors who treat the same theme or themes as the author query
Web sites Sub-tab: Lists authoritative internet resources on the author's life and works

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