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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 76

The library offers a number of literature databases, including Literature Resource Center, JSTOR, and Salem Literature.

To find articles about a particular literary work, follow the directions below. In the images, we've conducted our search for information about Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Birth Mark."

In Literature Resource Center you can conduct an Advanced Search with the name of the story, novel, or poem in the earch box labeled "Name of Work" and the author's name in the search box labeled "Person-By or About."

In JSTOR you can conduct an Advanced Search with the name of the story, novel, or poem in one search box and the name of the author in the other, with both search boxes marked "abstract. The box next to "include only content I can access" should be checked.

Salem Literature contains mostly information about poets, though it also includes the text of Critical Insights books on a handful of novelists. In Salem Literature, choose the Search tab, put the name of the story, novel, or poem in the box labeled "with the EXACT PHRASE," and choose the particular books you want to search. In this example, we've chosen Critcial Insights: Nathaniel Hawthorne. There are a number of titles on poetry, so if you are looking for information about a poem, you might select several titles from this list.

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