Course: Eng 102 English Comp II

Prof. Patrick King
Instruction Librarian: Ted Intarabumrung
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The Russian Actor and Theatre Pracitioner Constantin Stanislavaski as Othello in 1896



This guide is designed to help you literary criticism research topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!


Learning Objectives:


  • Able to locate literary criticism information sources in MBLN Online Catalog, and Subscribed Electronic Databases (Literary Reference Center and Literature Resources), as well as BPL-subscribed JSTOR.
  • Able to evaluate quality of the information sources.
  • Able to select the information.
  • Able to gather the information sources.
  • Able to take some notes of the selected information sources


Themes:


  • Racism
  • Love
  • Jealousy
  • Betrayal


To Do:


  • Practice searching some peer-reviewed articles related to the given themes
  • Familiar with some databases of literary criticism





Books

Books

The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)
RCC Library has 28 titles about Othello.



Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • othello
  • othello and literary criticism
  • othello and racism


Electronic Books

Ebrary


Reference Books

Critical Companion to William Shakespeare, Call Number: REF PR2892 .B69 2005

Essential Shakespeare Handbook, Call NUmber: REF PR2976 .D73 2004

Shakespeare's Language: a Glossary of Unfamiliar Words in His Plays and Poems, Call Number: REF PR2892 .S447 2008

Shakespeare for Students, Call Number: REF PR2987 1992


Reference Books Online





Periodicals

Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about Othello.
  • Contemporary Literature
EBSCOHost Electronic Journal Services, portal tool for browsing journals which RCC library subscribes:

Articles

Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.
Academic Search Premier
Literary Reference Center
Contemporary Literary Criticism
BPL Literature Search Databases



Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

Open Access journals



Citing Sources: Style Guides


APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide


Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.
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General Library Information


Research guide prepared on 03-29-10 by Ted Intarabumrung, tintarabumrung@rcc.mass.edu