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Library Resources Guide: Modern Drama

Library Resources Guide: Modern Drama

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Whittemore Library Resource Guide - ENGL 846: ModernDrama
Mini-Tour of Library
Besides using our online resources, many online students prefer to conduct someresearch at our library. Here is a brief introduction so you won’t get lost.First floor:
Circulation desk and reserves (near the entrance): get your library card,check out books and check out articles/books your professor places onreserve.
Reference room and Reference Foyer (side of building): containsencyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries that provide context and informationfor your research topic. Always staffed by a reference librarian.
Computers: 14 PCs throughout the library. The two PCs in front of thereference desk have Microsoft Office installed. Print to Pharos stationslocated in the lower level, the first and second floors.
Index Area (back of the building): Find book reviews and indexes of articlespublished. Four PC’s have Microsoft Office installed.
Study Carrels: Towards the back of the first floor; quiet study areas locatedthroughout library.
Archives and Special Collections (near the circulation desk area): Houseshistorical documents and artifacts of the college.
Photocopier: 2 copiers located on each side of the library; one copier inPeriodicals Area.
Bathrooms: women’s room 1
floor, men’s room lower mezzanine.Lower Mezzanine Levels:
Book stacks level 1 (floor underneath the “Pit”); bound journal articles;Archives Room; vending machine
Book stack level 2
Book stack level 3Upper Mezzanine:
Periodicals Area: magazines, newspapers, microfilm, microfiche
Curriculum Library: library materials for education students
Smart Market: coffee, tea and snacks
Access the library’s resources if you are off campus
 You will be prompted for your Blackboard username and password when you selecta link to any of our subscribed online resources.
Get warmed up; do some pre-research
Look through some of thesesuggested resources to learn about the author of the play, to learn about themesreferenced in the works, and to find a research topic that interests you. Write downideas, themes and keywords related to your research topic. This pre-research will beuseful for your discussion board responses and for your research papers.Profiles of authors and their plays are located in:
1 | Questions? Contact Millie Gonzalez, Reference librarian at 508.626.4655 orvgonzalez@framingham.edu.Library homepage:http://www.framingham.edu/henry-whittemore-library/ 
Whittemore Library Resource Guide - ENGL 846: ModernDrama
Dictionary of Literary Biography 
Ref PS 21. D5 (located in the reference roomand in some public libraries’ reference collection): Wilde (vol. 10, 19, 34, 57,141, 156, 190); Shaw (vol. 10, 57, 190),Synge (vol. 10, 19); Brecht (vol. 56,124); Lorca (vol. 108); Coward (vol. 10); Hellman (vol. 7, 228); Miller (vol. 7);O’Neill (vol. 7); Inge (vol. 7); Williams (vol. 7). Contains some references toliterary criticism.
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama
Ref PN 1625 C74 1986 (vol.1-5)(located in the reference room and in some public libraries’ referencecollection)
Contains some references to literary criticism.
Critical Survey of Drama
Ref PR 623 .C75 1994 (vol. 1-6) (located in thereference room and in some public libraries’ reference collection). Containssome references to literary criticism.
Go to the A-to-Z list of databases link (under Books, Journals, Articles) on thelibrary homepage, and select Credo Reference. Browse online encyclopediasand dictionaries to find biographical information about the author.
Brainstorm keywords.
During the process of your pre-research, write downthemes that you might want to follow up when you are ready to conduct researchfor your paper. For example:
 Tennessee AND homosexuality, Ibsen ANDwomen’s roles
Search for a book in the catalog from the MinutemanLibrary Network 
http://library.minlib.net/search~S15Books are valuable sources for finding literary criticism. For example, you can find abook written by an “Ibsen expert” and use his/her references for your researchpaper. Look in our catalog to also find the plays required for the course. To conduct a subject or keyword search, enter a phrase in the search box and select“subject” or “keyword” and “Framingham State College” in the drop down menus.Enter the name of the author and select “subject” in the drop down menu. Scrolldown the list until you locate the link that has the name of the author and the words“criticism and interpretation”. There you can find literary criticism written about theauthor’s work. To search for books in other libraries, select “All locations” instead of FraminghamState College. Here is a simple search for “ibsen AND feminism”:
2 | Questions? Contact Millie Gonzalez, Reference librarian at 508.626.4655 orvgonzalez@framingham.edu.Library homepage:http://www.framingham.edu/henry-whittemore-library/ 
Whittemore Library Resource Guide - ENGL 846: ModernDrama
Once you find a book, write down the call number to help you find the book in thelibrary.All full-time and part-time Framingham State College students can borrow booksfrom the Whittemore Library, as well as other libraries within the Minuteman LibraryNetwork. Students must register with the library to activate the student ID barcodeor student ID number. Borrowing privileges will expire when the student is nolonger affiliated with the college. Online students who are unable to come to thelibrary can contact Peg Snydermsnyder@framingham.eduto get a library card overthe phone.I recommend that you do not limit your search only to Framingham State College. You can always request a book from another library within Minuteman LibraryNetwork. Usually books requested from the network are received within the week. You can request the books be sent to the Minuteman Library closest to you. You canalso order books from the Virtual Catalog, and the WorldCat database. Theserequests take more time for you to receive your book.When you register your library card, you are able to request books and articlesthrough
interlibrary loan
(ILL). If you would like to request a book or an articlethat is available at a library outside of the Minuteman Library Network, you canrequest an interlibrary loan athttp://www.framingham.edu/henry-whittemore-library/borrowing-and-interlibrary-loan/interlibrary-loan-request-form.html.Yourrequest might take more than two weeks to fulfill. Please contact Neil Conrad at508.626.4690 for questions on ILL.
3 | Questions? Contact Millie Gonzalez, Reference librarian at 508.626.4655 orvgonzalez@framingham.edu.Library homepage:http://www.framingham.edu/henry-whittemore-library/ 

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