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SIS 2038: Monsters Medieval Style: Research Worksheet
Keeping Track of Your Library Research
Step One: What is my research topic?
TOPIC (what is your monster?):
Step Two: What search terms can I use?
TERMS (including synonyms):
Step Three: What kind of resources do I need?
RESOURCES (books, films, music, journal articles, biographical information, reviews, scholarly or popular, current news, legal information, websites, etc.):
1-3 cases where your monster appears in medieval literature
Review of research on that monster in scholarly sources
Incorporation of at least 4 scholarly sources, at least 1 of which must be from the field of literary studies
Discussion of at least 1 other type of cultural product beyond medieval literature where your monster appears (e.g., a modern film, art from any era, work of non-medieval literature)
Step Four: Which citation style guide do I need to use (APA, MLA, etc.)?
CITATIONS: Check your assignment or syllabus or ask your professor!
For this assignment, Chicago, MLA, or APA Styles are accepted.
Step Five: Search for resources and keep track of where you’ve searched and what you’ve found.
Research tool used:
Why this book is useful:
Do you have it? (checked out, photocopied, notes/citations, interlibrary loan requested)
Why this article is useful:
Do you have it? (full-text printed or photocopied, notes/citations, interlibrary loan requested)