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ENGL 1102 - Research Notebook (Short Stories): Part One: Book Sources

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

Part One: Book Sources

Find three secondary sources from books 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 book sources for this section include individual books, e-books, critical essays collected together in book form, or an introduction or preface that contains criticism. Note: Reference books do not count in this section (see Part Three).

Sample Catalog Search

When searching for print books, try the GIL-Find catalog. Below is an example search looking for literary criticism materials. The catalog can be found on the library's website

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Accessing Print Books

For print books, check the campus location and call number. Books can easily be shared across all GSU campuses by placing a request to have them sent from one campus to another.

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Accessing Ebooks

For electronic books, use the links in the catalog record to access the content. Ebooks are found in the catalog as well as databases. Some ebook collections are listed below.

If you are doing research off-campus, you may be prompted to login with the GALILEO password (found in iCollege) or with your Panther ID information. 

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