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Thesis Paper: Present an argument and give evidence to support the claim (Purdue Online Writing Lab).
Book Report: Written about an author, book or story. It is NOT a thesis paper since it is not arguable.
Summon vs. Classic Catalogue
Summon searches everything in many diverse formats and locations.
Classic Catalogue searches only what Syracuse University Libraries owns.
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) if the library does not own an online article, journal or book you can request it from other university libraries at no cost. This is ONLY possible if you register once with Interlibrary Loan. Your ILL account will be active the entire time you are enrolled as a SU student. Journal articles will be sent electronically to your personal account and books are to be picked up and returned at the circulation desk.
Peer-review- A peer-reviewed article is published in a peer-reviewed journal only after it has been subjected to multiple critiques by scholars in that field. Peer-reviewed journals follow this procedure to make sure that published articles reflect solid scholarship and advance the state of knowledge in a discipline. Cal Poly Kennedy Library
MLA Citation Handbook - Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) – site map top left for more
Database Spanish Literature
Contemporary Authors- A bio-bibliographical guide. It covers more than 100,000 current writers in a wide range of media, including current writers of fiction, general nonfiction, poetry,
and drama; prominent print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, screenwriters and television.
Contemporary Literary Criticism Critical and biographical essays from 1959 to present.
CREDO Literature or Reference- Full-text reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and science
Digitalia Hispanica – A global academic collection comprised of e-books and ejournals in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Catalan. The comprehensive collection contains titles ranging from arts and literature to science and technology.
JSTOR- Full-text archive of scholarly publications in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
MLA International Bibliography- Index to critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore. From worldwide publications, including periodicals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, bibliographies
ProQuest Research Library- Reference database containing abstracts, indexing, and full text article
Project Muse- Full-text online access to all journals. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Kanopy- One of the largest academic streaming video collections in the market, containing tens of thousands of educational titles, and also U.S. and international feature films
Worldcat- A world library catalogue (also found under databases). What has been published in a particular area of research. If the library does not have what world cat lists, you can use interlibrary loan (ILLiad) to borrow the book or have the article sent directly to you electronically