Artemis Literary Sources database – 2017

Artemis Literary Sources database – 2017


For literature research, Artemis Literary
Sources is one of the best databases out there to find literature criticism, topic and work
overviews, as well as author biographies. A benefit of using this tool is that from
interface you search multiple Gale literature databases at the same time. Starting on the Advanced Search screen, let’s
look at a technique for searching in this database to narrow down to a specific work
and author. First thing we’ll want to do is change the
drop-down menu for the first search box to Name of Work. As you put in your story, you may notice that
Artemis is going to suggest search terms for you. Now we want to put in a specific author of
the work. So I’m going to choose from the drop-down
menu Person-By or About and type in the author’s name. Now we are ready to click the Search button
or Enter key on our keyboard. Here are the results of our search. We can narrow down even further by content
type including literature criticism, biographies, primary sources, and topic and work overviews. For most projects, the literature criticism
content type is going to work best. To narrow down even further, Artemis has a
nice little search box that will allow you to search by keyword within your results. This is really helpful if you’re looking for
a specific character or theme of work. And again you just click the search button. And now it’s narrowed down our results even
further. When you find an article you like, go ahead
and click on its title. From here you can read the full-text of the
article. You can e-mail yourself the article, download
it, print it, and Artemis even has a citation tool. When you click on that you can view example
MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations. These are examples because they’re not perfect,
they’re generated by the database itself. So you’ll want to check these against an official
style guide before turning in for a grade. This concludes the Artemis Literary Sources
tutorial.

Danny Hutson

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