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FYS 1002SHY -- The First Superheroes: The Epics of Gilgamesh, Homer, and Vergil (Fall 2020): Library Resources

College - Level Background Resources

Some of the resources you used in the past in high school might not be appropriate for college level work. Whether you are trying to select a topic or already have one in mind one that would interest you, using subject-specific encyclopedias and other reference works, are good places to start. Using some of these sources can place your topic in context,, giving you a more concrete way to focus your searching. These resources can often summarize basic points and issues surrounding your topic. The electronic resources listed here are good places to start.

Albright Catalog Holdings

If doing a basic keyword search for a character yields too many items, try searching the character as a subject heading. Other relevant subject headings include:

  • heroes
  • epic poetry
  • legends

In searching our catalog, LESS is MORE. Ignore words like and, the, in, of.

Professional or Scholarly Journal Databases

Off-campus users will be asked to enter their LionLink username and password to access the library’s databases. Call 610-921-7211 or email libraryref@albright.edu for assistance.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

CAUTION!  Using Google Scholar is never a substitute for PsycINFO, but it can help expand your retrieval.

Click the Google Scholar “hamburger menu” icon in the top left of the screen. 

Click Settings, then Library Links.

In the search box, enter Albright College.

Check the box for Albright College and click Save. When you do a Google Scholar search, the search results will include links to items subscribed to by the library.