Summary: Queen's University Library Mary Claire Vandenburg: firstname.lastname@example.org ENGL200
Research Tips for ENGL 200 001
As your assignment states, most of these questions can be answered by more than one research
tool, I am pointing to only a few. Should you want a fuller introduction to the resources
available online at Stauffer Library feel free to contact me at the email listed below.
1. Question 1 really is most economically answered by the Oxford English Dictionary
We have a paper copy of this 20 volume etymological dictionary in the Reference
Section, Stauffer Library at the following call number: PE1625 .O87 1989t
However, users often find the online version most helpful. To navigate to the dictionary
go to the databases tab on the library homepage> type `OED' in the search box> and
select Oxford English Dictionary Online.
Just search for `prick' in the quick search field and read each definition of the word.
Note differences between the noun, adjective and verb expression. Note the Help button
and options for printing, saving, emailing and citing this word at the top of your entry.
Also, if you scroll to the bottom of the screen the dictionary provides a handy citation for
Queen's University Library Mary Claire Vandenburg: email@example.com ENGL200
2. The primary tool used by English Literature researchers for scholarly journal articles is
the MLA International Bibliography.