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ENG 220 - Information Research  

Introduction to Drama
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1. If you find a citation for a great article, but you don't have the full text of the article: Click on Full-Text here or on the tab above.

2. If they aren't in LCCC's Rothrock Library, borrow books and receive photocopies of articles from other libraries: Click here or on the tab above for Interlibrary Loan.

3. Get help: Click here to Ask a Librarian a question.


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ENG 220  

Introduction to Drama


1.        LCCC LIBRARY CATALOG – books (Reference & Circulating), audiovisual materials, etc.


·         Conduct a Subject search for resources about the author and his or her works. Enter the author’s last name first.

·         When you locate a book or other item that might be helpful, look at the items to the left and right of it for similar works.

·         Use the book’s table of contents and index.

·         Books of criticism might be about a single work, several works on the same topic, or several works by the same author.


2.        REFERENCE BOOK COLLECTION – collections of literary criticism – library’s lower level



·         Browse the Reference (red shelf labels) collection on Rothrock Library's Lower Level, from PN 80-PN 771, PN 1500-PN 2266, and PR 620-PR 820.

·         Look through collections of criticism by era, nationality, genre, and gender.

·         When using books in series:

   o        Watch for multiple indexes in the books – Author, Title, Critic, Nationality, Subject, etc.

   o        Look for the author’s name in the index of the newest volume (e.g.,  12:114 means volume 12, page 114). Find that volume (e.g., volume 12) and either go to that page (e.g., page 114) or look for a specific title in the Title index at the back of the book.

   o        Some series continuously page their volumes rather than begin each volume from “page 1.”

   o        Use the Reference list at the end of an author’s entry to identify additional relevant resources.


3.        FIND ARTICLES AND MORE – online databases of articles & other documents



·         Must the author’s last name be entered first?

·         Check your spelling.

·         Consider alternatives: & or and ?

·         Look for a key to explain icons.

·         Use Full-Text Periodicals:  Electronic & Print or Interlibrary Loan, if necessary.


4.        FULL-TEXT PERIODICALS:  ELECTRONIC & PRINT locate the full text of an article

·         Does LCCC’s library have this periodical in paper format ("LCCC Print Holdings")?

·         Does one of LCCC’s other online databases provide the full-text of this periodical?


5.        INTERLIBRARY LOAN – obtain books & articles the library does not own

·         The library can borrow a book or obtain a photocopy of an article for you from another library.  Plan ahead. The book or article will arrive in 3-21 days.

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