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EN200 : Library Research Assignment: Finding Articles

MLA Bibliography

Question 2 of your library assignment is worth 7 out of a possible 20 points (35% of your library assignment grade). 

You are asked to search using MLA Bibliography, one of the main literature databases.

For the assignment you will need to demonstrate your ability to use this database to:

  • Identify the most important words from your research question to use as search terms
  • Combines search terms using both AND & OR
  • Complete one single search in MLA Bibliography that compares the use of a theme in two works or in works by different authors.
  • Locate relevant scholarly journal articles in your results.

See the MLA Bibliography tutorial for help with these skills.

Library Databases

To find articles on topics related to literature, choose a database from the list below:

Literature Databases at LNDL

Is It Scholarly?

Your professor has asked you to use scholarly critical sources in your paper. But how do you know if you've found one? Watch this helpful 5-minute video (courtesy of NC State University Libraries).