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WHERE AND HOW TO FIND SECONDARY LITERATURE

 

 

 

 

In the age of the Internet, it is necessary to preface a chapter on secondary literature with a few words of caution. Without doubt, the Internet has revolutionized and simplified the search for information in many everyday situations. However, despite its obvious advantages, this new tool is of limited service for literary studies, and it is important to be aware of these limitations before using the Internet as a source for scholarly research. Only a very small percentage of scholarly works, such as certain primary texts, monographs, or articles, are accessible on the Internet; most are still published solely in print. Even though there are journals that appear in an additional electronic ...

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