contain online versions of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias,
dictionaries, and book chapters. Since you access databases online, many
people think they are websites. They are NOT
websites.You must login to gain access to databases because they are proprietary resources leased for use by IRSC students and employees.
When searching databases, you can be more specific with your keywords for a more precise list of results. You can search within the title, abstract, or full text of the item. The hardest part of searching databases is knowing which one to choose. The IRSC list of databases offers brief information about each resource. You can also search for databases by subject to help you more easily select appropriate databases.
Literary encyclopedias and series are sources that can help acquaint you with an author and his/her works.
Gale's Virtual Reference Library is an online database that contains many such resources. You may want to try this database to help you find general background information on your author.
Try these online databases to find literary criticisms, peer-reviewed articles, and other scholarly information about your author and novel.
Remember to choose FULL TEXT, if available.
Your Borrower ID is your student ID (PID for employees)
Your PIN is your 4-digit birth date (MMDD)