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MSS 128:

Literate Selves
Franklin & Marshall College Library


Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns.

NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

To find a book, begin by conducting a Keyword search on your topic.

Analyze your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading to retrieve other items with similar content.


Topic/Research Question: What effect has the Internet had on contemporary perceptions of and approaches to literacy?

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Note: Use EZ Borrow to obtain books not available in our collection.



Humanities Abstracts
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields.

Art Abstracts
Indexes a variety of international English-language arts publications. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1994 to present. Choose ART in the Subject Area.

Arts and Humanities Search
Records referencing many of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.

MLA (Modern Language Association)
Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore.



America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

Library Literature
Library and information-science periodicals published internationally, and more than 600 books per year.

Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
This database consists of articles, books,conference proceedings,government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public affairs worldwide.

Social Sciences Abstracts
International, English-language periodicals in sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science, and law.



JSTOR (Journal Storage Project)
A collection of abstracts and full text articles from scholarly journals considered primary representatives of their disciplines.

Project Muse
Searchable access to scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

Periodical Abstracts
General and academic journals, covering business, current affairs, economics, literature, religion, psychology, women's studies, and others.

Search Journals at F&M to find out if the library has the journals
that contain the articles you found in the databases.

If the library does not have the journal, and you have the time,
you can submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request for the article.


Criteria to consider when evaluating Web sites:

1. Authority: Who is responsible for the content? Are they an expert on the topic? Does the author identify her/him/them-self?

2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?

For more information, contact Lisa Stillwell,
Information Literacy Librarian, ext. 3844.

 last updated: 04/05, ls