Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: May 07, 2016     Views: 65

This is a response to both of your questions about criticism sources for Under the Dome and The Long Walk.

If you are deciding which story to write about, there is much more written about The Long Walk.

To find criticism articles, go to our A-Z Databases libguide, linked below, and select the Literature tab. You can also find this link on our home page under the Get Started section in the middle and selecting the Search Databases link with the magnifying glass icon (then click the Literature tab).

From there, you will see a list of databases that have criticism sources. They are in alphabetical order. When off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your last name and 7 digit COM ID to access our databases, because they are only available to COM students.

I first searched Literary Reference Center. I used the search phrase: "the long walk" AND king. The quotation marks tell the database to search that exact phrase and the capitalized AND tells it to find articles that mention The Long Walk and the name King. I also tried Bachman, but got more sources with King.

Under the Dome is a very recent work, so not much has been written about it.

You will see a short list of sources on the book. A couple of them are reviews, so aren't what you want, but there are some good results. Click the title link. If the article is in PDF format, after you click the title, you will be in the detailed record, so click the PDF full text link towards the top left.

I only found reviews for Under the Dome in this database.

Next search Literary Sources. When you start typing the title into the search bar, you will see suggestions come up. Select The Long Walk (Novel), which is the first suggestion. It will appear in the search bar. Hit Search.

The result list features a few criticism, biographical, and work overview articles. The criticism articles are 1st. Just select View All 7 next to the Literature Criticism heading at the top and the article title to get to the content. 

You can try the same technique for Under the Dome, but I didn't see any criticism articles.

The EBSCO eBook Collection has some sources for The Long Walk. The link is accidentally duplicated, so it doesn't matter which one you choose. Use the search phrase: "the long walk" AND "stephen king".

From the result list, click the title to get into the detailed record. From there you can view the eBook by selecting the PDF Full Text link. You can also download and check most titles out, as well. For instructions on doing so, I'm including a link to our How to Use EBSCO eBooks libguide.

There aren't any results for Under the Dome.

All of our databases provide MLA citations that you can copy and paste into your Works Cited page. You will have to make some corrections.

If you need tips on doing so, I've included links to How To libguides for each database. Just click the Cite tab at the top of the libguide for instructions and screen shots. The other tabs have search tips and other helpful info.

 

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