Answered By: Melissa Hozey Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 514
From GALILEO main page, in the "browse by subject" tab, select "Literature, Language, and Literary Criticism," then select the subset "Literature and Literary Criticism." From here, there is a variety of options. 1. Under the "Articles & databases" tab you can select recommended databases, such as Academic Search Complete. When you arrive at the search page, (for Academic Search Complete, for example) you may first wish to limit your results, by checking the tabs on the left-hand side for full text aricles and peer-reviewed articles. This way your results are readable and credible. Limit your results in a variety of ways on this page, then go to the search box at the top of the page and conduct a boolean/phrase search. (This is the default.) Boolean uses "and" or "not" inbetween words and phrases, to conduct the search. Phrases must be within quotation marks so that the search find those words grouped together. An example search is: "The Importance of Being Earnest" AND "Victorian society." Note the phrases in quotes. Another example is "Oscar Wilde" AND Morals. Morals is one word, so no quotation marks are needed. 2. Another way to search from the search page is to go to the "subject search" tab, to search among the most recomended databases for your subject. Enter key words and then hit the "full-text filter," button, then hit the "search databases" button. You can always limit your results how you wish, after your search reults show.