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Literary research and the British romantic era : strategies and sources /
Peggy Keeran, Jennifer Bowers.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
description
xi, 257 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0810852098 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
isbn
0810852098 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Basics of online searching -- General literary reference resources -- Library catalogs -- Print and electronic bibliographies, indexes, and annual reviews -- Romantic literature : scholarly journals -- Contemporary reviews -- Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century journals and newspapers -- Microform and digital collections -- Manuscripts and archives -- Web resources -- Researching a thorny problem.
catalogue key
5845444
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peggy Keeran is an associate professor and reference librarian at the Penrose Library, University of Denver Jennifer Bowers is a reference librarian at the Penrose Library, University of Denver
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-05-01:
Created by two reference librarians at Penrose Library at the Univ. of Denver, this is the initial volume in a new series. Unlike many subject bibliographies, this book focuses on research methodology, explaining why one should use a particular source, identifying strengths and weaknesses of sources, and discussing how the tools relate to each other. Both core and specialized, primary and secondary, and print and electronic research tools are thoughtfully and thoroughly analyzed in nine chapters arranged by material type. This work focuses on the British Romantic era; future volumes in the series will deal with the British Renaissance and early modern period and with British modernism. Perhaps the most interesting part of this work is the chapter titled "Researching a Thorny Problem," which develops a plan for tackling difficult research questions using many of the ideas and resources discussed in the book. The focus here on the research process and methodology sets this excellent resource apart from other similar titles. Thoroughly researched and clearly presented, this is an excellent initial offering in the series. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers. R. B. Meeker Chicago State University
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...admirably fulfills its intent: 'to explain the best practices for conducting research in the British Romantic era and to address the challenges scholars working in this era face.' And, it sets the benchmark for the volumes to follow in the important new series.
Keeran and Bowers, both reference librarians at the University of Denver Penrose Library, describe primary and secondary research resources for Romanticism, including general literary research guides, union library catalogs, print and online bibliographies, manuscripts, archives, and microfilm and digitization projects. The authors also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of core and specialized electronic and print research tools and standard search techniques.
The focus here on the research process and methodology sets this excellent resource apart from other similar titles. Thoroughly researched and clearly presented, this is an excellent initial offering in the series. Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers.
This invaluable guide to standard resources for the British Romantic Era is the first in a series of volumes designed to lead scholars through the intricacies of modern literary research....This outstanding book offers much sensible advice and provides source material that will guide both students and professionals in the finding and intelligent selection of material from the overwhelming plethora of information available in this modern age.
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Long Description
Literary Research and the British Romantic Era discusses resources for both primary and secondary research, including general literary research guides; union library catalogs; print and online bibliographies; manuscripts and archives; microfilm and digitization projects; eighteenth and nineteenth century journals and newspapers; contemporary reviews; and electronic texts, journals, and Web resources. Each chapter addresses the best methods to extract relevant information from the research tools employed, enabling scholars to find relevant materials. The strengths and weakness of core and specialized electronic and print research tools and standard search techniques are also examined.
Long Description
The British Romantic era (ca. 1775-1830) was a time of contradictions, of growth, and of diversity in all aspects of English life. "Romanticism" originally referred to the works of six male poets: Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Coleridge, Keats, and Byron. However, current scholarly attempts to demonstrate that the period encompasses a rich and varied range of poets, essayists, and novelists of both genders have caused the definition to come under debate. Not limiting itself to these six figures, Literary Research and the British Romantic Era discusses English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh resources for both primary and secondary research within the Romantic Era, including general literary research guides; union library catalogs; print and online bibliographies; manuscripts and archives; microfilm and digitization projects; eighteenth and nineteenth century journals and newspapers; contemporary reviews; and electronic texts, journals, and Web resources. Each chapter addresses the best methods to extract relevant information from the research tools employed, enabling scholars to find relevant materials. The strengths and weakness of core and specialized electronic and print research tools and standard search techniques are also examined.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Basics of Online Searchingp. 1
General Literary Reference Resourcesp. 19
Library Catalogsp. 39
Print and Electronic Bibliographies, Indexes, and Annual Reviewsp. 61
Romantic Literature: Scholarly Journalsp. 91
Contemporary Reviewsp. 117
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Journals and Newspapersp. 127
Microform and Digital Collectionsp. 145
Manuscripts and Archivesp. 161
Web Resourcesp. 181
Researching a Thorny Problemp. 207
Resources in Related Disciplinesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 237
About the Authorsp. 257
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