The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, University of North Carolina Press, 2006-2011.
Main Level, Reference: R 975.00321 N42N
Vol.4: Myths, Manners, & Memory
Vol.10: Law & Politics
Vol.11: Agriculture & Industry
Vol.16: Sports & Recreation
Encyclopedia of Southern Literature. Mary Ellen Snodgrass, ABC-CLIO, 1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 810.9975 Sn52E
Oxford African American Studies Center [Oxford U. Press]. A comprehensive online collection focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. This collection, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University, includes 7,500 articles from core reference works, over 1,000 images, primary sources with specially written commentaries, and over 100 maps that have been collected to enhance the reference content. Also included are over 100 charts and tables offering information on demographics, government, politics, business, labor, education and the arts.
Includes indexing and content from the following print resources:
• African American National Biography (much content available, but still under development)
• Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
• Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
• Black Women in America, Second Edition
• Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature
Electronic collection of several hundred reference books, specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries.
The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs. Joseph M. Flora and Lucinda H. MacKethan, editors.
Louisiana State University Press, 2002.
Main Level, Reference: R 810.9975 C738C
A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Richard Gray and Owen Robinson, editors.
Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 810.9975 C738C
Biography in Context [Thomson/Gale]
Biographical entries from a variety of reference books, periodicals, and news sources.
Contemporary Southern Writers, Roger Matuz, ed. St. James Press, 1999.
Main Level, Reference: R 810.9975 C767C2
Fifty Southern Writers after 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, Joseph M. Flora and Robert Bain, editors, Greenwood Press, 1987.
Main Level, Reference: R 810.9975 F466F2
Also check ThomCat & PASCAL for books
on specific individuals--search as SUBJECT, last name first.
Random House Webster's Dictionary of American English. Gerard M. Dalgish, editor.
Random House, 1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 423 R159R4
The New Oxford American Dictionary 2nd ed.
Oxford University Press, 2006
Oxford English Dictionary. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, eds., Oxford University Press, 2004.
Oxford English Dictionary. John Simpson and Edmund Weiner, eds., Oxford University Press, 1993.
Main Level, Reference: R 423 Ox2O
Oxford Paperback Thesaurus. Maurice Waite, ed., Oxford University Press, 2006.
Oxford Thesaurus. Laurence Urdang, ed., Oxford University Press, 1992.
Main Level, Reference: R 423.1 Ur2O
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Use THOMCAT, the online catalog, to locate books in Thomason Library. You can search by author, title, keyword, or subject.
- Search for a person, as AUTHOR or SUBJECT, with last name, then first name:
||Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 [as AUTHOR]
||Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 [as SUBJECT]
|| Welty, Eudora, 1909- [as AUTHOR]
|| Welty, Eudora, 1909- [as SUBJECT]
||Welty, Eudora, 1909- -- Criticism and interpretation [as SUBJECT--with subheading]
||Welty, Eudora, 1909- -- Knowledge -- Southern States
||Morrison, Toni -- Criticism and interpretation
- SUBJECT searching requires use of Library of Congress subject headings. The terms below are examples of subject headings related to your topic:
KEYWORD searching is the most common method of searching in library databases.
- Try a KEYWORD search if you are unsure of the exact title or the correct subject heading to use. Search using two or three of the most significant words from the title or subject you are trying to find. Place phrases in "quotation marks."
- Connect words with AND, OR, NOT to focus your search.
- Try truncation at the end of a word stem to retrieve singular, plural, and other variations of the word. Use an asterisk (*) to truncate from 1 to 5 characters. Use a double asterisk (**) to include word endings with an unlimited number of characters.
KEYWORD Searching Tips
· Add * to the root of a word to truncate or expand a term (up to 5 additional characters in Thomcat and PASCALcat)
cultur* = culture, cultures, cultural, etc.
Use a double asterisk in Thomcat & PASCALcat
to retrieve an unlimited number of letters
(in most journal databases, a single asterisk will retrieve
n unlimited number of additional letters).
south** = south, southern, southerners, etc.
religio**= religion, religions, religiosity,
· Use AND between words to narrow your search:
Charleston AND travel
southern states AND food
· Use OR between words to expand your search and
group words in the "OR" statement with parentheses ( )
(women OR female* ) AND south*
southern AND (author* OR writer*) .
Martin Luther King AND (protest* OR demonstration* OR march* )
Try KEYWORD searching
& the Library's journal and newspaper databases
|LOCATING JOURNAL AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
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Academic Search Complete
Scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
MLA International Bibliography [EBSCOhost]
Published by the Modern Language Association, this database is the premier resource for literature and language topics. Indexes critical literary and language scholarship and provides access to journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Nearly 45,000 records are added annually.
An archive of over 350 full-text journals which can be searched at this site. Other PC databases link to JSTOR articles through Journal Finder, which guides the user to full-text articles. As an archive, JSTOR does not provide the most current three to five year issues of the journals as specified by the publishers in their agreements with JSTOR.
Newspaper Source Plus
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles
News - LexisNexis
Full-text U.S. & international newspapers, magazines, newsletters & journals
The New York Times Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image of NYT articles with coverage from 1851 up to three years ago.
The Atlanta Constitution Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image articles from 1868-1945.
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Southern Spaces, created at Emory University with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a peer-reviewed internet journal and scholarly forum that provides open access to essays, gateways, events and conferences, interviews and performances, and annotated web links on real and imaginary places and spaces of the American South.
Areas of emphasis: Arts and Media; Economy and Social Class; Environment; Foodways, Traditions, and Rituals; Gender and Sexuality; Geographies; Health; History; Literature and Language; Music; Politics and Government; Race and Ethnicity; Religion; Social Movements; and Sports and Leisure.
|CITING SOURCES AND PARAPHRASING
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources.
4th ed. James P. Davis.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Main Level, Ready Reference Shelf (Located behind Reference Desk)
R 808.004 D294R
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009.
Main Level, Ready Reference Shelf (located behind Reference Desk) and
Reference: R 808.02 M72M [2 copies]
“Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Paraphrase a Source.” The Writer's Handbook.
The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin. See also: “Successful v. Unsuccessful Paraphrases”
"What is Plagiarism?" Plagiarism.org
"MLA Style: English and Other Humanities." Research and Documentation Online. 5th edition. Diana Hacker. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010.
Provides information on MLA style for citing sources.
Citation Management: MLA Citation Style Cornell University Library.
MLA Style. OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab. Purdue University.
Provides extensive examples of formatting and citations.
MLA Style Citations, 7th ed. Coates Library, Trinity University.
Provides examples of MLA citations for books, book chapters, magazines, journals, and other sources.
Writing Center, Presbyterian College
Citation styles, writing guides, and scheduling an appointment with a tutor.
Stop by the
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