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Starting Your Research
Keeping a Research Log
Make your life easier: Keep track of your research progress by recording the following:
- Bibliographic information on the works you consult;
- Any developments or refinements in your topic;
- Names of key persons, authorities, cases, places, or events;
- New terms you discover in titles, abstracts, or articles that might be helpful in searching for other sources.
- Saving search results to an electronic file, for easier searching and sorting later.
A discovery tool that searches most of the University Libraries' collections, including books, journal articles, newspapers, dissertations, music, and video recordings.
Sources for Historical and Cultural Background
Most of these links will take you to the catalog record for a book, from which you can determine its location. Only the top four are electronic texts.
Subjects: American Studies
, Book Reviews
, Classical Studies
, English & Literature
, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies
, Master of Liberal Arts
, Rhetoric & Communication Studies
, Special Topics