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ENGL 432: Middlemarch: Great 19thC Novel

Advice from Your English Liaison Librarian

Pro Tips:

  • Contact a librarian whenever questions arise. Quick questions can be answered via email; more in-depth questions can be handled best with an appointment.
  • Work on your project consistently each and every week, so that materials have time to arrive from other libraries and we can answer your questions when you still have sufficient time to thoughtfully revise your work.
  • Seek out a variety of sources: books, essays in books, journal articles.
  • Use a variety of search tools: Primo, multiple databases, sometimes even Google Scholar. If your topic is interdisciplinary, take a look at related subject guides to find broader research tools.
  • Keep careful notes on all of your sources and use a citation management tool such as RefWorks or Zotero. If an online knowledge management tool is not for you, make sure that any system that you do use is thorough.

Our Top Research Tactics

As experienced researchers, you all bring a wide range of skills and practices to your individual projects and our collective workspace. To guide our discussion and foster cooperative learning, we will collaboratively generate a list of our top research tactics (e.g. go-to tools, search strategies, methods for staying organized, etc.). This list will remain accessible for you to refer to it throughout the semester.

Add your Top 5 Research Tactics to the Padlet below! 

On Reserve (Spring 2017)

The reserve collection consists of assigned readings placed on short-term loan at faculty request. The reserve collection is open, browsable, and shelved by course number. It is located at the back of the Learning Commons on the main floor of the library. 

The following selections have been placed on reserve for ENGL 432 with a 24-hour loan period.