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HAMLET : LITERARY ANALYSIS

BOOKS / VIDEOS IN WCI LIBRARY
- type topic under General Keyword
 eg./ hamlet AND literary
     hamlet AND interpretations

(note:
- broaden topic to:  shakespeare NOT fiction if original search found nothing or not enough
    then check Table of Contents and/or Index for your specific topic
- add another term if necessary to narrow search eg./ shakespeare AND interpretations
- check subject headings of items found for other search terms as needed
  eg./ criticism OR interpretation

Browse:
800s - Literature
810s - North American Literature in English
820s - English and Old English Literature
830s-880s - Literature of Other European Countries
890s - Literature of Other Geographic Areas

WCI LITERATURE VIDEOS 
WCI FICTION VIDEOS AND SOUND RECORDINGS

Online Videos - excellent full length videos and video segments:

WCI eBOOKS COLLECTION
type desired keywords in search box below (use truncation * if necessary):
eg./
hamlet critic*
hamlet interpret*

  • EBSCO eBOOKS (ca. 111,000 fulltext books online - Login same as for EBSCO databases)

  • GALE eBooks:


or select from below suggested Gale titles and then search WITHIN THIS PUBLICATION

VAUGHAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES Books / Videos
  • use KEYWORD search
  • use WCI search as examples
  • use "SEARCH FILTERS" to delimit location
  • Browse same areas as for WCI Library
GENERAL INTERNET
  • most search engines will extrapolate variations of a word if the "main" word is used (eg./ the singular vs. plural form of a word)
  • use quote marks " ..." to enclose phrases as necessary

eg/
literary criticism hamlet

click here to Search Google Now
alternately use GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH OR GOOGLE SCHOLAR

  • words needed in priority order on with all of the words line
  • other word choices needed on with at least one of the words line
  • refine search as needed using other two lines (eg. NOT .com)
  • truncation does not necessarily work
  • GOOGLE SCHOLAR finds only scholarly material and was not blocked at the time of this writing

eg. - Advanced Google
critical analysis OR interpretation of hamlet NOT .com

hamlet "literary criticism" NOT .com

eg. - Google Scholar
hamlet criticism

hamlet interpretation
hamlet "critical analysis"

MAGAZINE, NEWSPAPER & JOURNAL DATABASES

Select preferred package of databases:

EBSCOhost DATABASES WCI PACKAGE (see Library for login info):

For this assignment use  Advanced Placement Source and  Literary Reference

- or -  from Vaughan Public Libraries - Online Databases (VPL membership required)

  • Select appropriate database(s) -- eg./ ALL -- within preferred package

  • Choose "Advanced Search" tab (if necessary)

  • Ensure Fulltext selected (if not already defaulting to this option)

  • type keyword(s):

    • combine keywords needed with AND operator

    • search most important keywords in Subject field (or broaden search to default fields if necessary)

    • search other keywords as general keyword  (to start)

    • use truncation (*) as required -- eg. - critic* to search criticism, critic, critics, critical

    • cluster similar concepts if necessary to optimize on line limitations

    • check assigned subject headings of highly relevant articles for alternate keywords

    • no one perfect strategy -- play around for the one that works best for given search

eg./
hamlet critic*
hamlet interpret*

GROUP WORK SUGGESTION
Use a wiki such as Google Docs for group work from various remote locations

Create and share your work online

  • Edit anytime, from anywhere
  • Pick who can access your documents
  • Share changes in real time
  • Files are stored securely online
  • Enable offline access for when internet is not available
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    CITING REFERENCES
    Literacy How To's Page

    Easybib.com (totally free if register in school)
    BibMe.org (Citation format = register for free APA or a variety of others)

    Technology How To's ... (includes useful tech-based presentation tools, tutorials on the same, etc. - eg. capturing an image that cannot otherwise be saved to file)

     
               

    click here to Search Google Now
    alternately use GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH OR GOOGLE SCHOLAR

           

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