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FIQWS: Fairy Tales and Re-Writings: LibGuide

This research guide is intended to help you design effective research strategies and locate print and electronic resources for your research paper. Resources introduced here are accessible in the CCNY libraries, as well as from off-campus.

Welcome to FIQWS: Fairy Tales and Re-writings LibGuide!

English language students from other countries learn to pronounce "th" as in "My other brother sent the Christmas wreathe" in New York, Jan. 14, 1943. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

Welcome to the FIQWS: Fairy Tales & Re-Writings LibGuide!

This research guide is intended to help you design effective research strategies and locate print and electronic resources for your research paper. Resources introduced here are accessible in the CCNY libraries, as well as from off-campus.

 

 

Research Steps:

1. Choose and define your research topic 

What are you interested in? What do you want to find out? What do you intend to demonstrate/argue/prove in your paper?

...Looking for topics? Browse topics in:

 

2. Get overview & Identify key terms

Get an overview and background information of the topic. Use print & online subject specific encyclopedias, and be familiar with your topic and keywords to use. Refine and narrow down your topic. 

...etc.

Search more titles in the Library Catalog.

 

3. Outline your paper & Identify resources you need

What is your thesis? What information do you need to support your argument? Are you focusing on ethical/economical/psychological/religious/historical aspects of the subject?

Identify the types of resources you need (print/electronic? books? journal/magazine/newspaper articles? images? video clips? statistics? interviews? sound clips?)

 

4. Search for information

Search for information in online catalogs and databases. 

  • Books & eBooks --- Library Catalog, OneSearch, WorldCat (need to get sources from outside CUNY? -->Interlibrary Loan)
    • Fairy tales transformed? : twenty-first-century adaptations and the politics of wonder / Bacchilega, Cristina (eBook @ CCNY)
    • Film and fairy tales : the birth of modern fantasy / Moen, Kristian (eBook @ CCNY)
    • Marvelous geometry : narrative and metafiction in modern fairy tale / Tiffin, Jessica (eBook @ CCNY)
    • Fairy tales and society : illusion, allusion, and paradigm [GR550 .F25 1986]
    • Fairy tales, myth, and psychoanalytic theory : feminism and retelling the tale / Schanoes, Veronica L (eBook @ CCNY)
    • Fairy tales framed : early forewords, afterwords, and critical words (eBook @ CCNY)
    • The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre / Zipes, Jack (eBook @ CCNY)
    • The teller's tale: lives of the classic fairy tale writers (eBook @ CCNY)

... etc.

                      ... etc.

... etc.

  • Court cases and Newspaper articles --- Online databases

... etc.      

        ... etc. 

A complete list of databases is available under Databases A to Z.

For subject guides in specific areas of study, see the complete list here.

 

5. Evaluate information & sources

Is the information accurate? Are the sources appropriate for academic research paper?

 

6. Apply information & Cite sources

Cite your sources accordingly (MLA, APA, Chicago style, etc.).

Utilize "Cite" functions available in online databases, or refer to online or print citation guides.

*Books (Print)

Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Publication year. Print.

Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope : Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. Print.

 

*eJournal articles

Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Publication Title: Issue# (publication year): page#. Name of database. Web. Date accessed. 

Zipes, J. "What Makes a Repulsive Frog So Appealing: Memetics and Fairy Tales." Journal of Folklore Research, 45.2 (2008): 109-143. Project MUSE. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.

*Books (Print)

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Obama, B. (2006). The Audacity of Hope : Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Crown Publishers.

 

*eJournal articles

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. Retrieved from
http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Zipes, J. (2008). What Makes a Repulsive Frog So Appealing: Memetics and Fairy Tales. Journal of Folklore Research 45(2), 109-143. Indiana University Press. Retrieved from Project MUSE database.

 

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  3. If a journal is unavailable at City College, request article via Interlibrary loan 
  4. If a City College paper journal issue or volume is missing, request it via ILL with note.
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