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British Literature

ENGL 2322, Anglo-Saxon to 18th Century

Databases

You have access to a countless articles through our digital collections. These collections are housed in databases, that allow you to easily search for the information that you need. You have access to them 24/7.

If you are off-campus or using the wi-fi, you will be asked to log-in to the databases. You can log-in two different ways:

  1. By using your 14-digit Library Card Number that is on the back of your Student ID, or
  2. By logging in using your myLoneStar username and password. ->Click on the LSC-Jakarta and LSC-Online Students Login link underneath the library card number field.

Electronic Books

Find e-Books

Search the LSCS Library Catalog:


Keywords Anywhere   Subject   Title   Author

There is so much information on Shakespeare, you would be best served by looking in the Library Catalog for books specifically on your topic.  Here are some examples.

Tools, Tricks, and Things to Keep in Mind

 

Currency

 

  • What is the publication date or last date updated?
  • Is the content timely, useful, and valid for your information need?

 

Authorship

 

  • Who wrote the content?
  • What makes that individual author or organization qualified to write it? What other information about the author is included?
  • Who sponsored the content?

 

Purpose

 

  • Is the purpose of the content to inform, to entertain, or to promote a product or service? 
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Does the information seem credible? If so, can you check the information against another resource (i.e. book, journal article, newspaper, etc.) for credibility?

 

Objectivity

 

  • Is content biased?
  • Are opinions balanced or does the author have an agenda?
  • How does the bias influence the information?

 

Writing Style

 

  • Does the information contain a bibliography, references, or a comprehensive list of sources supporting its theme, topic, or agenda?
  • Is content presented at an appropriate level for an academic research paper?
  • Does the supporting information fit your research need?
  • Is the work complete, or is it a summary of other work?

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