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Literary research and Irish literature; strategies and sources.


Literary research and Irish literature; strategies and sources.

Matthews, J. Greg.

Scarecrow Pr.


213 pages



Literary research: strategies and sources; no.5


Given the wealth of scholarly work on Irish literature, conducting research on even the most obscure writer or work will probably result in an embarrassment of riches. However, Matthews (cataloging librarian, Washington State U.) describes strategies and resources that can yield useful and relevant results. Along with very good advice about the benefits and limits of online resources, he also helps readers though more traditional stocks of information, such as literary research guides, union library compilations, print (and online) bibliographies, archives and collections of manuscripts, microform and digitization projects, school projects, periodicals, newspaper reviews, and specific web resources. The result is useful both for compiling research and for formulating research questions and themes.

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Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:May 1, 2009
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