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Researching the Context of Cat's Cradle: Home

English 1000

Doing Research

Background Sources


Search the MERLIN Library Catalog to find books.

Select the Keyword search and type in the words describing your topic.

  • Example: religion and politics 

Journal Articles

To find journal, magazine and newspaper articles, you need to search an index for your topic. For this assignment, try searching these indexes:

Once you have identified the citations for articles you need, you can search the Journal Finder to check if the journal is available full-text electronically or in paper. Just type the name of the journal/magazine/newspaper you want and note the dates available.

Subject Librarian

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Anne Barker
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