Available now in the library is an internet research database called JSTOR. As noted on the website, http://www.jstor.org/:
JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. Our overarching aims are to preserve a record of scholarship for posterity and to advance research and teaching in cost–effective ways. We operate a research platform that deploys information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. We collaborate with organizations that can help us achieve our objectives and maximize the benefits for the scholarly community.
The goal of JSTOR is to introduce students and scholars to the wide world of literary criticism.[see footnote below]
It is also ideal for modeling how to write works of literary criticism. To familiarize yourself with how to use the system, I would like each of you to search and print out one scholarly article pertaining to Beowulf and submit a one-paragraph “abstract”—a summary of a text, scientific article, document, speech, etc.—on that article to the blog, being sure to indicate the title of the article as well as its author.
You can access JSTOR from the library or from home by clicking the link to the left. Each of you will have to register individually with an easy-to-remember personal username and password (record them in your journals so that you do not lose them).
DUE DATE: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Please be sure to submit your article with the proper heading:
ENG 141 / British Lit
1. a written evaluation of a work of literature [syn: criticism]
2. the informed analysis and evaluation of literature