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Library/Internet Resources on Asian Women Writers

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Welcome to the learning resources page on Asian women writers, with an emphasis on contemporary writers. This page will help you use the Internet and the WSU Stewart Library to find useful information for your research. If you have any questions, visit the Library Reference Desk, or call 626-6415.


FINDING INFORMATION FROM BOOKS

Use the online catalog to find out which books and other media are available, on what subjects, and where they are located in Stewart Library. Many of the books relevant to this course are  are located on level two of the library in the General Collection.

REFERENCE SOURCES ON ASIAN WOMEN WRITERS

Contemporary Authors - Available on campus and via Remote Access Service. This is an excellent resource providing long critical essays on each author as well as information on genre, personal information, career, awards/honors, full list of writings and biographical/critical sources.
Ethnic Newswatch - A full-text database of the ethnic and minority press in America, covering 90 newspapers and magazines.There are presently about 75,000 articles from publications representing African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano, Jewish, Native American, Arab American, and European American history and culture.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND STATEWIDE BORROWING

If we do not own a particular book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

BOOKSTORES

Order books online from Amazon Books, Barnes and Noble or Yahoo Books Page

FINDING ARTICLES IN JOURNALS, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

ELECTRONIC JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

OTHER PRINT JOURNALS IN STEWART LIBRARY

There are many other useful journals in Stewart Library. Use the Indexes below to identify articles useful for your research.

INDEXES TO JOURNAL ARTICLES

To find articles on your topic you need to use article databases. Each index usually covers a group of subject related journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. Some databases are available off campus if you enter your student ID number.

  • MLA - MLA Indexes articles in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore back to 1963. Updated ten times per year. (R)

NEWSPAPERS

  • Access the London Times  via the Web. You must register, but there is no charge. Full text  book reviews are available in the Times Books sections on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday each week. The Times Literary Supplement is available only to paid subscribers, although you may browse each week's table of contents.
  • Access the New York Times via the Web. To access the archives use Lexis/Nexis.
  • Many other  newspapers are available on online, although most papers don't provide indexes to back issues, only current day.

BROWSING CURRENT PERIODICALS

Current magazines and journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the "P" section on the Main level. Bound volumes of older issues are found upstairs in the General Collection.


WEB SITES ON ASIAN WOMEN WRITERS

Meta Sites

Here are some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links, so explore!

Other Sites of Interest

 

RESEARCH TIPS AND TECHNIQUES - A SUMMARY

  • Clearly identify your information need
  • Identify key words and search terms to match your topic
  • Develop search statements using advanced search techniques
    • Boolean logic, adjacency searching and truncation
  • Use the Online catalog to find books
  • Use journal indexes (most are online) to find journal articles
  • Go back to the online catalog to see if the journals are in Stewart Library and where they are located
  • Use Interlibrary loan to get materials that are not in Stewart Library
  • Use Web directories (like Yahoo) and search engines to find Web information
  • Carefully evaluate the information you find for usefulness and quality
  • Revise your search terms and strategy to expand or narrow your results, be creative, look in other areas
  • Use appropriate style to document and cite research

 

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Updated December 29, 2008 . Please send comments to Pritiwanti Kumar
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