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WRPR 135: American Autobiography (HC): Finding Articles

Writing Program 135: American Autobiography: Inscribing Identity and Recasting History (Tensuan) Fall 2012

Finding Scholarly Articles

Before conducting your search:
  • Consider how your argument might be broken down into keywords or phrases.
  • Compile a list of synonyms for those keywords.  What other terms might scholars use to talk about your topic, and how do these terms reflect the type of argument scholars are making?  (E.g., memory vs. nostalgia)
  • Consider which intersections among your keywords will be useful for searching
  • Identify disciplines that are relevant to your research question.  Also consider the ways in which your question might reside outside traditional disciplines or cut across them.
See the Search Tips tab for additional information about searching Tripod Articles and other databases.

Searching for Articles

Begin your search with Tripod Articles to find articles within many different databases and indices.  Use Research Guides to identify other, subject-specific databases.

Once you have found relevant resources, use the button to get full-text copies the articles.

A separate window will open with links either to a digital copy of the article, a locally available print copy, or an Article Delivery request form for ordering material not held by the tri-college libraries. To request items not held locally, simply enter your name and barcode and submit the request.

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