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I want to look up two articles in a database so I can autocite them. How do I do that?

The articles are both about William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily.
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Since the articles are about a piece of literature, the best place to start looking is in our literature databases.  Follow the link below to our Databases by Subject libguide and select the Literature tab to view the available databases.  From there you can enter each database and search for the articles and, once found, use the auto-citation features of the databases if they are available.  EBSCO Academic Search Complete, Gale Literature Resources, Chadwyck-Healy Literature Online, and GVRL eBooks are the most likely to contain the articles you are looking for.

Depending on the title of the article, you may end up with a lot of search results to look through if you only search for the article's title.  To narrow the search down to the articles you want, try entering both the title and the author's name in your search.  You can do this by using the advanced search options available in the database you are searching.  Search for the title specifically in the title field, and the author specifically in the author field.  You can also limit by publication date if you know when the articles were published.

If you cannot find the articles in any of our databases, you can try searching for them in Google Scholar.  While few of the articles in Google Scholar allow full-text access, you can typically find full citation information for most articles through it.

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