How to use Gale Artemis Literary Sources (Literary Resource Center)

Hello everybody. Today we’re going to
talk about how to use the database, Gale Literary Resource Center or as it
shows up on our page Gale Artemis Literary Sources. And what this is this, Artemis database kind of sits over the
top of multiple Gale literature databases and we have several Gale literature
databases and it searches them all at once. So in the past, people have known this is
Gale Literary Reference or Gale Literary Resource Center or
Literature Resource Center. It shows up as Artemis just because it searches all of
the Gale literature databases we have. It’s very easy to use, it’s similar to an EBSCO
database but it’s just going to be searching for articles and information
on great literature. So I’m just going to type in my search
box here “Great Gatsby” – do a search. And what I’m really after generally speaking is literature criticism, and that’s what
comes up here first. But you can see at some point it switches into different
sources. So I’m going to say, well just show me the literature criticism. And
there’s 972 different, but let’s click here actually. And now it’s just all the literature
criticism and this is going to be analysis of this work that would really
help you write a paper. This is a great source here – 20th century
literary criticism and we have this volume in the library we have this whole
set multiple multiple volumes this is from volume 311 of this. And these are really terrific resources
for literary criticism and analysis but it’s kind of a pain to use them in print
in the library or someone else might be using this volume or this volume is
checked out. So by this, you’re searching all of these
literature journals as well as these print sources for literary criticism. So there’s your article, you could print
it out. The download is a little bit funny when I try to use that when I
click download I get either HTML which I don’t like very much or save to google
drive, if you have that. I don’t usually use
that. I either will email the article to myself or I would bookmark it. And with the bookmark, you could copy and paste this link and
send it somewhere maybe check with your teacher if this was an acceptable source
or email the bookmark URL. It’s pretty cool, or of course print. Let’s go back here. So we’ve got all
these terrific literary criticism. Now you might want to it’s set up to
search by relevance so the articles are coming back by relevance how many times your your terms show up. We could change it to publication date to see them by
date so we can see the most recent the most recent articles. You can see that
the date now is more current but with with with literary criticism I usually would set it up by relevance
because we’re not so much concerned about being a really, really current
event kind of a thing. So in your research then let’s say you
wanted to do a little research on biographies and this is
generally going to be the biography of the author. I click there now you see we
get all these biographies, 402 different related biographies. So here’s one of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
If I open this up. Pull this down a little bit. It tells you all about his major works and
then it gives you an essay on who he was as a person. And we can go back here a
whole lot of biographies in here, there are a lot of biographies of him and then other
related other people related to that book. And these I find very useful, the
topic and work overviews. This will help you understand the work better. So in these overviews I’m going to open
up this first one overview of the Great Gatsby, you can see it’s telling you when
it was written. You can see the author’s dates. And then what’s really nice it
goes in here and it gives you kind of a history of what was happening in New
York 1920’s. What was happening at that time when this was
written? What was this novel a reaction to that was going on historically at the time? Very, very cool. So this database is
kind of a one-stop shop for you to be writing your paper if you were going to
write it on the Great Gatsby. Primary Primary Sources and literary works I’m a
little skeptical this generally we think of primary sources as sources that came
from the time that the Great Gatsby was written. This it’s these primary sources as primarily
interviews about the Great Gatsby, which is which is good but it’s probably not
going to be what you’re looking for from the Great Gatsby for primary
sources. You can see 2015, 2013 so it is a primary source and that it’s an interview but it’s not most of these are not from the time I
haven’t found any from the time when the Great Gatsby was written. So that’s those
are the most most commonly used items at this this database. There’s some other kind of
cool things you can do I like that that right there is pretty much all that
I use of this. But let me go in here and do another search. Let’s see, there’s … Let’s see, see let me do the search we’ll see there’s kind of a topic finder this is kind of interesting. Some people kind of like this. The topic
finder I guess I could have waited to let’s see if it’s going to run the search
here. Yeah so here this is like a visual
search to try to lead you maybe to some other some of the things you hadn’t
thought of. So let’s see here, click on Nick Carraway
one of the characters in this book and it will bring up all these articles that
kind of focus a little bit more Nick Carraway. And so I guess this is used to give you
some other ideas if you’re out of ideas for what you want to write about… college
students you can click on. And then you could also see this view it as tiles you
can see in that kind of visual representation. I don’t really like this so much but
some people really like that visual display. I think that a database like this
is easy enough to use just the way it is. But, to each his own. So, there you go there’s an overview of
how to use Gale what a lot of people will call Gail literary resource center
and on our page it shows up as Artemis – Gale Artemis literary sources because it’s searching
all of our Gale databases at once. O.K. thanks for watching

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