State College Ely Library
CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CRITICISM
on Netscape at any of the networked workstations
At the Ely Library Home Page, click on Contemporary
Literary Criticism (listed under "Quicklinks to Databases").
Click on Proceed at the next screen; then
on Contemporary Literary Criticism at the Database List.
Search Screen: Allows Author Search,
Subject Guide, Title
Search, or Advanced Search with terms that you supply. Just
select your search type. Then type your terms in the dialog box,
and click on Search or press
enter on your
Author Search: Searches by surname then by first name. A search
by surname such as Hemingway, Ernest will return a list of articles
on the name Ernest Hemingway.
Subject Guide Search: Searches for major subject headings that contain
your search words. Produces a list of all subjects in which your search
Title Search: Searches for all articles that contain your search
words. This results in a citation list of matching articles sorted alphabetically
by Author surname.
Advanced Search: Searches indexes that you select: author
(au), subject (su), title (ti), gender (gd), ethnicity
(et), nationality (nt), birthplace (bp), birthyear
(by), deathplace (dp), critic name (cn), etc.
su war and nt irish (for
Irish authors who wrote about War). Result sets from two or more searches
can be combined: example R1 and R2
| Author Search
| Subject Guide
| Title Search
| Advanced Search
| Start Over
Contemporary Literary Criticism
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The Citation List:displays
a list of citations that match your search term(s). Clicking on Mark,
Limit Search or View performs the following:
View lets you see the citation contents. These contain the full
text of the entry for an author in sections titled: Personal Information,
Career, Writings, Media Adaptations, Sidelights, and Further Readings
About the Author.
Mark bookmarks an article for later review.
Select all items on this page - Clicking in the box Marks
all articles on the page for later review or printing.
Limit Search lets you add more words to your search.
Printing: Several Options are available:
The Article Screen:
a detailed view of one article with graphics plus links to other articles
on this subject.
General Controls Button
Bar: found on the left of the screen.
Printing from Netscape: Prefer Print or E-Mail or Retrieval
printing (see below). Click on Print; at the next screen click OK.
Printing from Netscape may cut off some text on the right side of the page
and print the graphics in an irregular format.
Printing from Print: At full record display for a Full Text document,
click on Print, then click OK to print a formatted copy.
Printing from E-Mail or Retrieval: Click on E-Mail or Retrieval(on
the left) to get the options for printing a copy of the record you're viewing:
Print or Acrobat Reader.
Browser Print means to print the record using your Web browser.
Clicking on the Reformat link displays the record again with
any graphics rendered at full size and in the correct position. Wait until
the browser indicates that the document is done. Click on
at the next screen click OK.
Acrobat Reader lets you read and print documents in Portable
Document Format (PDF). Clicking on the Retrieve link downloads
an image of the item as it appeared in print to your system. To print,
click on the printer icon on the left just above the document. Then
Email delivery: Enter your email address, select the record
format that you want to mail, and click on Submit Email request.
Help-Search : For Help that is context-sensitive to where you are
in the database.
Print or E-Mail: presents the options for printing or emailing a
copy of the record you're viewing
Link: Takes you to other citations related to this topic.
View Mark List: Click to review Marked Citations.
Citations: Return to your original list of citations.
Search: Click to start a new search.
Collections: Returns to the opening list of databases available
Start Over: Returns to the opening search screen.
Advanced Searching: Advanced
involves three easy steps:
Step 1 is actually optional. If you don't choose an index, Advanced
Searching searches the key word index.
Choose a search index (you can search by Ethnicity, Nationality,
Gender, Birthyear, Critic Name, etc)
Click in the entry box and enter one or more words
Click on [Search]
When you choose an index from the menu, you'll see that some choices
end with the word list, such as "Author Name list." The "list"
choices let you browse a list of all index entries that match your
search, from which you can select one that you want. The indexes with a
"list" option often are a good choice because a browse list shows you exactly
what matches your search before you commit to it.
A successful search or a selection from a browse list produces a search
result that looks something like this:
R2 tx jealousy (131 hits)
In this example, "R2" identifies the result of the second search.. The
"tx" is a two-letter index abbreviation that means the text word
index was searched. Each index has its own abbreviation.
You can highlight any search result and click on [View] to see
citations. You can also perform more searches, then combine search results
using logical operators (e.g., R3 not R5). You can
also use logical and other search operators between words that you're
searching for (e.g., jealousy or envy).
BLH / July 25,, 2001