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GER 231 (Pearman): Introduction and Getting Started


I'm Brea McQueen and I will be your librarian for this course. This research guide was created specifically for this course and the research assignment(s) given by your professor. The guide contains links to the most useful resources for the assignment(s) in this class. I've also included some instructions on how to use these resources as well as other helpful research tips.

If you have any questions at all during the research process, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here to help! My contact information is listed on the right-hand side of this page and I welcome drops-in for anyone who may be on campus.

Getting Started

Course Materials

Should you need copies of the books being used this semester, please feel free to take advantage of using library copies. Below I have provided links to both Miami Library's catalog as well as the OhioLINK catalog. If a book is unavailable at Miami, check OhioLINK. It is a free service that allows you to request books from other Ohio universities and pick them up at your preferred Miami library. 

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Miami Libraries | OhioLINK

The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
Miami Libraries | OhioLINK

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Miami Libraries | OhioLINK

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani

Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction by Marina Warner
Miami Libraries' Electronic Resource

Starting Research

Feeling overwhelmed by the research assignment? Not sure where or how to start your research? The following tutorials and videos will help you learn more about the early stages involved in completing a research assignment.

In "Beginning Research with Wikipedia/Google" you will learn how to use those sources to find out background information about your topic, determine appropriate keywords to use when researching your topic, and how using those pieces of information will make researching in library resources faster and easier.

Scholarship As Conversation (tutorial) describes how each person who conducts research and then writes or presents about their findings contributes to the information available on that particular topic. They all contribute to the large conversation about that topic that was started by others.

The "Anatomy of a Research Paper" video explains the main parts of a research paper and what should be included in each part. If you need assistance with the writing part of your research assignment, please contact the Regionals Tutoring and Learning Center.

Course Librarian

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Brea McQueen
Rentschler Library
Schwarm 201A