Friday, February 20, 2015

CQ Researcher Online

Are you starting to work on a research paper on current events but having a hard time coming up with a topic?  Do you have a topic but are looking for a place to start you research, with an overview of your topic?  If so CQ Researcher might be a good place to start.

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.” (source)

Along with “Hot Topics” CQ Researcher provides other ways for you to browse their material including:
  • Topic: Roughly 30 different topic categories
  • Date: Reports going back to 1923 for over 90 years worth of content at your fingertips
  • Issue Tracker: Relevant reports on similar topics, making it easy to follow key topics through time
  • Pro/Con: Arguments typically written by leading experts, commissioned exclusively for CQ Researcher and organized by topic (source)
As the semester gears up, now is a great time to explore research topics or get in depth information on current events to discuss.  Explore CQ Researcher today!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Atkins Library would like to highlight The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism to assist students and faculty with theologically based criticism of literature.  The guide is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually. It includes more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. (source)

If you are starting your exploration of literary research, the The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is a great place to start.  We encourage explore the resources and you begin your research.  If you need additional help feel free to contact the library for help!