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Wiesel - Night  

Library resources related to Night, by Elie Wiesel.
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The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

- Elie Wiesel

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What You Need to Know

Understanding Your Assignment

Before you begin looking for information you should make sure you understand your assignment. Some good questions are:

  • How many pages?
  • How many sources?
  • What kinds of sources?
    • Books
    • Articles
    • Websites
  • What format?

Your professor is your best resource to answer these questions.

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Research Basics - Step by Step

Breaking Down The Research Process  

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The following outline gives a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.

  1. Choose a topic - or have one assigned
  2. Understand your topic
    • Background reading
    • Consider a main focus
    • Refine your topic
    • Make a list of your keywords and concepts
  3. Search Sources
    • Find Books
    • Find Articles
    • Find Websites
  4. Write your paper - Informative, Analytical, Argumentative, Critical
  5. Cite your sources

            What is Literary Criticism?

            Literary Criticism is discussion, analysis or appraisal of a literary work-whether a novel, poem, play, short story or essay.

            As a literary critic, you will read and study a piece of literature and attempt to:

            • describe
            • analyze
            • justify
            • interpret
            • evaluate

            The guide will help you find biographical and critical information about authors and their works.


            What Do You Know?

            You probably already know a little something about this author and literary work, but it's important to find out more in order to write an intelligent research paper. 

            Ask yourself:

            • What do I know?
            • What can I find out?

            biographical information
            plot overviews
            charatcter studies
            literary style
            critical essays


            Professor Aguirre
            English 100
            Spring 2017

            Your Assignment

            Eleven sources

            • 5 from library databases
            • Night
            • Non-library sources
              • Must have CRAAP text

            Some key words/concepts to consider:

            • Holocaust
            • Complicity
            • Genocide
            • Atrocities
            • Dehumanization
            • Survival
            • Human rights
            • Ethics
            • Human nature
            • Nature of war
            • Father-son
            • Faith
            • Abuse
            • Psychology
            • Change/Growth
            • Propaganda

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