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Composition Research at LLCC

Use this guide to walk-through the research process with step-by-step instructions and annotated photos detailing recommended databases, source citation, and avenues for obtaining additional assistance from LLCC Reference Librarians

Choosing Databases

The RECOMMENDED DATABASE LINKS listed on this page suggest good starting places for finding the types of scholarly resources you will select as sources in Composition Courses at LLCC. A variety of source types selected from a variety of databases is generally recommended. Screenshots detailing the different databases featured here can be found using the "sneaky peaky" tabs above under Subscription Databases.
Links on this guide open directly to Search Interfaces, where you will enter search terms and find sources (articles, news, essays, etc) in the results lists. Connect to the recommended database listed above and more from the LLCC Library homepage using the drag down menu under the Articles & Scholarly Resources tab.

How-To Basic Navigation Lesson for EbscoHost Databases

full-text: HTML or PDF ???

Full-text articles include every word of the original publication as it appeared in print. However, full-text may look different depending on the format.

HTML full-text - all the words in the original article have been entered into the database/searchinterface format; in some cases, photos, maps, tables and charts may be omitted.

PDF full-text - is an exact digital copy or photo/scan of the document as it appeared in it's original print form. The layout, headlines, ads, original page numbers will all appear in this file. Thus, all photos, tables, etc will be included. The digital file looks exactly like the print version.  

Online Reference Databases (credible wiki-info)

Social Issue Databases (ALL full-text)

EbscoHost ("database mall")

This link connects direction into the Academic Search Complete database in the EbscoHost database mall. To see and select additional specialized databases use the BLUE Choose Databases link (above the search boxes)

Online Streaming VIDEO

Bloom's Literary Reference

This is a great source for literary criticism, analysis, and author information. Titles for specific articles are not always informative - making it difficult to quickly identify the best article in the results list. However, opening the article and browsing often reveals very useful articles. Also note, words typed in the search box (including theme keywords) will be highlighted in the entries when they are opened.  

Gale Lit Crit Online (Gale LCO)

This SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE provides access to a multitude of literature criticism for literature throughout the ages as well as drama, poetry, and Shakespearean criticism.

JSTOR - more scholarly articles