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Lang&Lit: EH501 -- Introduction to Graduate Study in English: Home

This LibGuide is the companion guide to the EH501 course offered at Jacksonville State University. It is intended for graduate students and rising professionals in the field, and its content may be used to complement LibGuides for other EH courses.

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Harry Nuttall
Houston Cole Library
7th Floor
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Subjects:Language, Literature

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EH501 -- Advanced Research Techniques in LiteratureThis Library Guide is designed to accompany and complement the EH501 course, Introduction to Graduate Study in English.  While it may duplicate content in some other LibGuides, much of what it contains is unique and focuses on more sophisticated search strategies not addressed in other LibGuides..

Key Resources

The books in the Strategies and Sources series.

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  • Mon-Thurs: 9 am - 10:30 pm
  • Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat: 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun: 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Library Catalog Basic Search

Basic search in the Houston Cole Library catalog. 

Search Catalog: by:

Advanced Search

Find Journal(s)

Search for Journal Title
Limit Your Results

Internet Searching

Use the library's JaxCat catalog to find books or other "whole" items such as CDs, DVDs, journals, or magazines.

Use electronic databases either singly or in clusters to find "partial" items, such as articles in newspapers, magazines, or scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

Use the Discovery search for omnibus searches cutting across several academic disciplines or media or format types.  Or, to find information on subjects so obscure that Jaxcat or database searches turn up little or nothing.

Use an internet search engine ( e. g., Google) to find:

1) primary source documents (including theses and dissertations), images, videos, webpages: Google Search;

2) scholarly articles, open source texts: Google Scholar;

3) books and parts of books: Google Books.

In nearly all instances, Advanced Search mode is superior to a single-box search.