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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Professor Fyfe ENL 110 Fall 2021

Research Sources for the Rhetorical and Genre Analysis Final Project

Search #1: Search the NOBLE Catalog to Find Books at Salem State and Local Libraries

  • To find books about your literary work, enter key words from its title and the last name of your author. 
    • Your author is actually the subject of your search.
  • The search is very similar to what you would do in journal databases.
  • What kinds of books will you find?
    • Books with chapters about several of your author's works
    • Books that focus on one of your author's works, with chapters that look at different aspects
    • Books that are collections of articles by different authors
    • Both hard copy and e-books are included

Search Example: Finding a Book Chapter in the NOBLE Catalog

  • Select "Books, Media, & More."
  • Enter your keywords.
  • Limit your search to ebook format, if desired.
  • Narrow results with limits in the left margin.
  • Be broad if looking for music genres. 
    • For instance, try jazz instead of acoustic jazz. 
  • Be specific if looking for a particular artist.
    • ​​​​​​​For instance, try Wynton Marsalis instead of Black jazz musicians.
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  • Search results: