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FWS 121 Culture and Representation: The Arabian Nights: Home


This guide will help you get started with your research on The Arabian Nights. If you have any questions or need help finding resources, please feel free to reach out to Lara Nicosia...she is the librarian assigned to this course and is always happy to help!

Currently Lara is working remotely; you can reach her using the following methods:

Finding Scholarly Articles

The University of Rochester's libraries provide access to a robust collection of databases containing millions of scholarly journal titles.  Be sure to use the filters in these databases to limit your search specifically to journal articles or peer-reviewed sources.  Scholarly sources tend to have ample citations to other books and articles and are written by experts in the field.  If you're not sure if something counts as a "scholarly" source, check with your librarian for this class – she is happy to help.

Finding Books and E-Books

One of the best places to find books on your topic is through the library's website.  To get started, visit the library's homepage and choose "Library Catalog" from the dropdown box...or try out the search box below.

Library Catalog

Books may be available as print books or e-books. For e-books, click on the book's title to access the full-text through one of the library's databases. For print books, click on the book's for details and additional options (Show Me).

Assuming the book is available, you can then find the book in the stacks (based on the call number) and check it out at the Q&i Desk using your University of Rochester ID card. If you're not in a rush, you can also request that the item be brought to the Rush Rhees Q&i Desk for you to pick up. If the item is not available (e.g. "Out of library"), you can use the "Request" feature in our catalog to ask that the book be returned and held for you once it is available (Show Me).

Looking for an e-book on your topic?  Try directly searching one of our e-book databases:

Finding Images and Videos

Several of the library's databases include audiovisual materials including high-resolution images and full-length documentaries and films.  Searching for non-text based sources can be challenging, so think creatively about your search – what words do you think would be used to describe your ideal image...or what words might be in the title for a relevant film?  Think about your search terms carefully and reach out if you have any questions!

Help is Available!

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Lara Nicosia
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Working remotely, but available!