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Broccoli: College Level E-Searching - Literary Criticism Paper: Blooms Literary Reference Database


Maya Angelou @ PPAC

Maya Angelou Reading at PPAC, 2010


Highlights search terms/phrases in yellow

Easy (Using Advanced Search) to Limit results to: "Analyses & Criticism" and/or "Topics & Themes"

Review article titles for mention of Author's name and/or "Title of work"

SEARCH OPTION 1: Basic Searches in Blooms

Use the "More" dropdown  - on the far right to review/consider common "themes" : nice list of "literary themes"

Combine a theme of your interest with "The title of the work you have chosen"

Can search by specific "Title of Work", "Name of Character", and/or "Author's Name"

SEARCH OPTION 2: Advanced Searches in Blooms

Narrow your search by Checking only articles focusing on; "Analyses and Criticism" and/or "Topic/Theme"

Combine character(s) names and theme in Search Boxes

REMOTE LOGIN: Accessing Databases from Home

To access these Databases at home (or off-campus), you will need the LSA username and password.  If your forgot the username and password, they are available once you login to EDLINE > My Edline > Library Resources Page.



EASYBIB: Citation Shortcut

 Works Cited Shortcut:   Click on "All 59 Options" and then open the Write/Paste Link; Use the database citation tool for MLA format to copy and paste the full MLA citation into the box and click Create Citation.  Full citation will be added to Works Cited