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Mexican-American Literature: Articles

They Say, I Say

Think of your searches as conversations.

To understand this approach, think of your search target (library catalog, library database, Eagle Search, Google, etc.) as a large collection of what "they say."

Your electronic search can be understood as a conversation between you and the tool or tools you use to find and select sources. What you "say" to the tools will determine how well they respond to your query -- that is, the results you get from your search.

The quality of your conversation -- your search and the search results -- will depend on

  • where you search (library catalog, library database, Eagle Search, Google, etc.);
  • the kinds of sources you look for (books, scholarly articles, video, web pages, etc.);
  • the search terms you use (keywords, subject tags, titles, etc.); and
  • how well you combine your search terms into a search phrase (using Boolean operators such as AND and OR, as well as other search limiters and operators).

Open Access E-journals for Literature

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Journals & Magazines

Eagle Library Searches, Limited to Journal Articles

These sample searches are intended to introduce you to both

  1. The rich variety of sources available in Eagle Library Search, and 
  2. Some ways to modify and limit your searches for better results.

Click on any of the links; browse the results; and modify the search to see how your search results change to find what interests you.

Literary Criticism & Book Reviews

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