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Modern Languages & Literatures: Begin Here

Literature and French, Italian, German, and Spanish Language Sources at Fordham Libraries; Librarian Shira Atkinson, Editor.

Introduction

Welcome to the Research Guide for Modern Languages & Literatures

  • This guide will assist you with library research in modern languages & literatures.
  • Click on the pages at the top to find books, articles, and links to web content.

  

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Starting Your Research

  1. Think about the topic and narrow/limit the subject.
     
  2. Read articles from general sources, such as encyclopedias or .edu websites for background information.
     
  3. Phrase your topic as a Research Question.  The Question cannot be answered by "Yes" or "No!"  Your paper is the answer to your Research Question. It will be answered by your reading and using library materials.
     
  4. Create keywords from your Research Question.
     
  5. Create search strategies for use in databases.
     
  6. Write your paper and document your sources.
     
  7. Proofread.

 

 

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