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ENG 023 - Dr. Herr: Home

This Guide accompanies the library session for Dr. Herr's class for the research paper on Shelley's Frankenstein

Today's library session is about:

  1. A tour of the library homepage.

    • Omnisearch

    • A-Z database list page

  2. How library databases are different from Google, and other commercial search engines

  3. Finding the library databases on literature, literary criticism, biography

  4. How to develop useful search strings to make one's research more efficient - to find your info quickly and thoroughly.

  5. How to use filters to narrow a search:  full-text, date, source type, etc.

  6. Getting your resources in the format that you want: where to find print, email and save.

  7. .Time for you to search these sources and ask a librarian if you have a problem.

  8. MLA Style documentaion.

Research Help

If you want to work with a librarian, there are several ways to contact us:

Go to the library's Information Desk at the front door and tell the students you want to see a librarian. 

The librarian on call will come to the desk, take you to an office and work with you there.

Call the Research Help number from your phone 610-683-4165

The librarian will work with you on the phone,

If you are in the library, s(he) will come and work with you at your computer.

Librarians are available Monday through Thursday 10 to 8; Friday 10 to 4; Sunday 2 to 8.

How may I help you?

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Sue Czerny
RL 203-A

Research Librarian

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Bob Flatley
Library 25A