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LITR 006: Exploring the Boundaries of Travel Writing (SC): Home

Literatures in Translation: Exploring the Boundaries of Travel Writing (Wegener) Fall 2013

Quick Research Tips

  1. Use relevant bibliographies.
    Once you have found a good article or book on your topic, look at the references that author cites.  You'll probably find many sources that you can use.  The author(s) may cite archival collections and primary source documents as well as scholarly books and articles.

  2. Search strategically.
    Spelling, word choice, and geographic names may have been different during the time period you are researching.  You may need to use these older spellings, foreign language spellings and variant terms to find relevant sources.

  3. Need biographical information?
    The Biographies Research Guide has many resources for finding biographical information. For literary figures, try searching in Literature Online (LION) or the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB).

  4. Get organized!
    Consider using Google Docs and EasyBib Pro to share, edit and format your work. For more information visit the Tricollege EasyBib Pro introduction.

  5. Ask for help when you need it.
    Don't hesitate to ask a librarian or your professor for assistance with finding and analyzing sources.

Research help is available!

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I am glad to help you navigate the resources that are available to you.  Please don't hesitate to contact me about an appointment or send questions via email (pharris1). 

Here are some of the things that I can help you with (other Swarthmore librarians can as well):

  • Finding information (scholarly articles and books, primary source documents, multimedia)
  • Searching specific databases
  • Improving your search skills
  • Citing sources and creating a bibliography (MLA)
  • Organizing your research (EasyBib Pro or Endnote)

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