English 1B: Terry Spaise - Ibsen & the Environment

English 1B: Terry Spaise - Ibsen & the Environment

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

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Print Reference Sources

  • Masterplots: revised second edition. (Rivera Ref PN44 .M33 1998). Entries contain a list of principal characters, a review of the story, a critical evaulation, and a bibliography of works referenced for each entry.
  • The Crown Guide to the World's Greatest Plays: from ancient greece to modern times. (Rivera Ref PN6112.5 .S45 1984) 
  • CQ Researcher (Rivera Ref H35 .E352) [on the "Controversial Issues" shelves; also available online]
    An issue or trend is covered in each issue featuring multiple viewpoints and a bibliography.

  • Controversial Topics- Taking Sides series: (Rivera Ref - "Controversial Topics" bookshelves) A series containing clashing views on controversial issues. Each volume contains a background introduction of the issue, a postscript, summary of the essays, and well developed essays on each side of a controversial issue. The individual titles in the series can be found by selecting title in SCOTTY the Library Catalog and typing "taking sides."

    Taking sides : clashing views on controversial environmental issues.
    (Rivera Ref GE170 .T35 2001)

    - Contemporary World Issues series: (Rivera Ref - "Controversial Topics" bookshelves) This series gives analysis of contemporary topics. Each volume includes historical background and current developments on the topic. The individual titles in the series can be found by selecting title in SCOTTY the UCR Library Catalog and typing in "contemporary world issues."

    Environmental justice : a reference handbook. (Rivera Ref JC578 .N485 1996)

    NOTE: Some titles on pollution my be located at the Science Library check SCOTTY for exact locations and call numbers.

How to Finding Books: (SCOTTY or MELVYL Catalog)
Find books AND periodical titles and whether they're checked out.

Search by:
Author as Subject (e.g., "Ibsen, Henrik")
Keywords (e.g., pollution or environment (can also "Limit/Sort Results" to LANGUAGE: English))
Subject (e.g., environmental sciences -- encyclopedias, pollution, water pollution, air pollution, etc.)
Title, Author, etc., especially from references found in other sources (e.g., "Enemy of the People, An", "Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism", or "Drama Criticism" or "Water crisis : constructing solutions to freshwater pollution".)
Limit to (language, date, etc...)
Truncation symbol (*

How to Finding Articles:

Keyword (e.g. pollution or environment*, issues, solutions, etc... (can also "Limit/Sort Results" to LANGUAGE: English)) 
Title (environmental issues)
Author (articles by) (e.g. "Ibsen, Henrik")
Title as Subject  ("Enemy of the People, An")
Subject  (pollution, air pollution, water pollution,  water (underground))
Author as Subject  (e.g. "Ibsen, Henrik")
Limit to (language, date, etc...)
Truncation symbols (e.g., *, #, !, $

Online Resources: Library Databases

MLA International Bibliography ("Library Homepage >> Databases by Subject >> Literature") Articles, book chapters, dissertations in literature, linguistics, folklore, film; 1963-present; links to some full-text, with articles in PDF format, including illustrations, graphs and charts exactly as they appear in the print version. Keep in mind that this is a more specialized database.

Gale's Literary Index ("Library Homepage >> Databases by Subject >> Literature") Master index to the major literature series published by The Gale Group, covering 140,000 titles into 1 source.

Literature Resource Center ("Library Homepage >> Databases by Subject >> Literature") Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline; covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors, full-text 

Academic Search Complete ("Library Homepage >> Databases by Subject >> General/Multidisciplinary") Citations to scholarly and general-interest articles, many with full text, on a wide range of subjects.

Academic via LexisNexis ("Library Homepage >> Databases by Subject >> General/Multidisciplinary") Access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.  Contains citations, abstracts, and many full-text articles. Coverage of sources varies. 


( A virtual library of scholarly Internet resources.  After submitting a search, click the [Terms leading to related resources] link to further develop your search.

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