ENG108: Writing In and About Literature (Prof. Hayles)

Use this guide to research literature-based assignments for ENG108 by Prof. Hayles.

Research Instruction: Library Homepage and Eng108

Database search tips: Boolean, Truncation, and Phrase searching

Review Database Searching Techniques:

Research Help

Review these tips so your database searches find good results. Ask a librarian for help at any point!

Meet Your Librarian

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Joyce A. Miller
Above: Joyce on college's 2017 trip to Ecuador, with live volcano Cotopaxi.
Distinguished Professor of Library Science.
Reference & Instruction Librarian.
Liaison to Business, Science, International Education, Humanities, Online Learning.
Library Website Manager.
SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Prof. Miller.)

Database Searching: Suggested Keywords

Hamlet AND cultu*   --using the truncation * search will allow you to search culture, cultures, cultural, culturally, etc at the same time!

Hamlet AND setting

Hamlet AND them*-- searches for theme, themes, thematic. Substitute "theme" for the particular theme you're interested in exploring!

Hamlet AND madness OR insanity OR "mental illness"

Hamlet AND Ophelia AND love

Hamlet AND indecision

Use These Article Databases

  • Use the searches to the right in these databases.
  • Click "Scholarly Journals" and "Full text".

Physical Book Resources

Ebook Resources

Find these e-books and many more in the library's catalog! Simply enter your search terms and hit enter. Once you reach the results page, limit our results to E-books by using the drop down on the right hand side of the search bar. Access the e-book with the link in the description!