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English 190: Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis

Find a Known Item - Article

Some Strategies

1.  Look for the article title in Google Scholar.  Try the title OR UC-eLinks hyperlink.

2.  Look for the article title in UC Library Search. Click on the Download PDF hyperlink if the article is available to go directly to the article OR Click Check Availability to make an Interlibrary loan request. 

4. Look for the journal title.  Select the Journals@UCMerced tab on the UC Library Search home page.  See if the journal is available.  Is the date you need available?

5. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.

Find a Known Item - Try It

Try it Out:  Do we have these items?

Citation #1

An Introduction to Neonativist Collectives: Place, Not Race, in Cather's The Professor's House and Lawrence's The Plumed Serpent
Julianne Newmark Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory, Volume 66, Number 2, Summer 2010, pp. 89-120 (Article)

Citation #2

Sofer, A. (2000). "Absorbing Interests: Kyd's Bloody Handkerchief as Palimpsest". Comparative Drama, 34(2), 127.

Citation #3 (incomplete)

Within the circle: an anthology of African American literary criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the present

GOTS: Finding a Known Item

Finding a Known Item


1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

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