When considering the fairy tale that you will be researching, you'll need to think about a theme or aspect of the story to research. Instead of just searching "Cinderella" you may want to consider using a search string like "Cinderella AND gender" or "Cinderella AND family relationships" or even "Cinderella AND adaptations" --- by describing your topic a bit more with keywords, you will get more focused search results.
Search Strategy Tip #2 - Limiting Results
In all of our databases you have the opportunity to limit your results. Most of the time the limiters will be on the left-hand side of the screen and include check boxes like "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" or "Academic Journals" or even limit your results by date!
Discovery is LSU Libraries' Google-like search box for information sources: it will search for print books housed in LSU Library and Hill Memorial Library, scholarly journal articles in databases such as Academic Search Complete and JSTOR, and newspaper and magazine articles in the NexisUni and Access World News, all in one search.
• More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
• More than 87,000 articles/essays of literary criticism (7,000 more than LRC)
• Nearly 260,000 author biographies (10,000 more than LRC)
• More than 780 literary journals (330 more than LRC)
• Nearly 2,800 reference books (none of which are in LRC)
• More than 930,000 book reviews (30,000 more than LRC)
• More than 150,000 classic and contemporary poems (50,000 more than LRC)
• More than 35,000 classic and contemporary short stories (8,000 more than LRC)
• More than 11,000 author interviews (1,000 more than LRC)
• More than 7,400 classic novels
• Nearly 170 critical essays about popular young adult (YA) literature titles (not in LRC)
• More than 150 Critical Insights volumes (not in LRC)
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