OneSearch is a tool that will find books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and other sources appropriate for your research.
You may need to run multiple searches to find good sources.
Let's say I want to consider the role of fate in Tess of the d'Ubervilles; I'd consider running a search like this to include the title of the work as well as the word fate and use an asterisk to return any relevant derivatives (e.g. fatalism, fatalistic):
If you are researching a source about which not much has been written, you may need to try broad, simple searches.
For example, if I wanted to explore Tolstoy's use of literature as a means to explore human spirituality towards enlightenment, I'd try to use the following keywords from that prompt: Tolstoy, spirit*, enlightenment.
If you try a broad search and get a lot of results, try adding the word criticism to your search to get sources that analyze the work.
For example, "Tess of the d'Ubervilles" criticism.
DATABASE: Gale eBooks
DATABASE: Literary Reference Center Plus
Here are a few things to keep in mind when using this database:
RESOURCE: Google Scholar (via the Los Rios library catalog)
Here are a few things to keep in mind when using this resource: