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ENGL 1102 - Research Notebook (Short Stories): Part Two: Periodical Sources

This guide supports the preparation of an English 1102 Research Notebook, focused on short stories.

Part Two: Periodical Sources

Find three secondary sources from periodicals that discuss the short story you have selected for your research topic. Make sure the sources you select present critical material on your story. Approved periodical sources for this section include articles from scholarly journals, or magazine and newspaper articles that contain substantive criticism on your story.


Tips for searching

  1. Limit your search to articles that are available in full text and that are scholarly or peer-reviewed.
  2. Sort your results by relevance to get the best articles at the top of the list.
  3. Read the abstract of an article to get an idea of what it's about.
  4. Use the subject descriptors to find more articles or to revise your search.