Teams 1 and 2

Your assignments relate to Literature, the theme of Week 1. It will be MUCH easier to do these assignments if you do the IUCAT tutorial first!

Reference Reading Room: look for The Bedford glossary of critical and literary terms (call number PN44.5 .M86 1997) or any other interesting-looking literary dictionary or encyclopedia you see nearby. Find an unfamiliar term and write down both the term and the meaning (or photocopy the whole page).

Bring to class: your notes or a photocopy.

Research Collections Stacks: find a novel or a book of poetry by a famous author. If you can't think of any famous authors, ask your team members, or ask someone at the Reference Desk (the desk with the big question mark sign, next to the Reference Reading Room). Before you get in the elevator to go up to the Stacks, look up your author in IUCAT to get the call number.

Bring to class: a book.

Kent Cooper Reading Room: find a movie based on famous piece of literature OR find a sound recording of someone reading poetry out loud. (Here's how.) If you find something you can't check out, it's ok to bring in a print-out from IUCAT.

Bring to class: a video or sound recording, or a print-out from IUCAT.

Government Publications and Microforms: take a look at the Library's collection of alternative newspapers (call number AN123). Find something you like and print it out. (If you've never used microfilm before, ask someone at the Microforms help desk to show you how.)

Bring to class: a print-out from the Underground Newspapers collection.

"Find Information" web page ( search Academic Search Elite (scholarly and popular journals and magazines) or MLA International Bibliography (scholarly journals about literature) to find an article about a famous writer, or an article on a (literary) topic that interests you. OR search Literature Resource Center to find a biography of a famous writer. (Here's where these databases are.) Try to find something that you might want to explore in one of your written assignments for this IFS.

Bring to class: a print-out from one of these three electronic resources.

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