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Rhetoric & Composition 2: Writing About Literature: In-class Activities

In-class Activities

a. Search for an article from a journal publication

Use the following MLA citation for a journal article to find it in the UTEP Library online catalog:

Jacquette, Dale. "Salinger's World Of Adolescent Disillusion." Philosophy And Literature 39.1A (2015): A156-a177. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 6 Sept. 2016.

Suggested databases:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Project Muse

Review questions: What are three ways to find this article? What is the "long way"? What is a "shorter way"?

b. Find a Book (a physical book you can, possibly, check out and take home with you)

Please find this title:

The Civil War : the final year told by those who lived it / Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor

Review questions:

  • Is it currently available?
  • Where can I locate this book?
  • What do I need to locate a book in the UTEP Library?
  • What does clicking on Subject terms do? Why might this be helpful?

c. Find an e-book (an electronic book you can only read online)

Please find this e-book title:

Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853 / by Solomon Northrup.

Review questions:

  • Where do I need to click on to actually access this resource?


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