GPC Libraries -- Clarkston Library (JCLRC)
Step by Step with Literature Resource Center

Step by Step with Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center (LRC for short) is a full text collection of biographies, articles, and critiques of authors and their works. This handout takes you step by step through the two most common LRC searches.

Accessing LRC

1) Access Literature Resource Center via GALILEO,

2) To search Literature Resource Center via GALILEO, click the Databases A to Z tab just below the search box. Then select L in the alphabet list.

3) Literature Resource Center is on the list of databases that appears.

Picking Databases A-Z improved databases A-Z
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Person/Author Searching

1) Literature Resource Center defaults to Keyword searching. To search by author, click the circle next to
Person – By or About.

2) Fill in an author’s name with last name either first or last, and click the blue Search button.

launch an author/person search

3) Literature Resource Center presents you with a mixture of critical reviews, overviews, biographies, and other articles. The default choice is Literature Criticism. Other choices hide under other tabs.

4) To view only critiques from scholarly journals, check off the box next to peer -reviewed.

Articles hiding under their tabs

5) To view an article or piece of criticism, click on its blue title. Literature Resource Center is one hundred percent full text.

6) To print an article, select Print under File or click your browser’s Print icon. Remember, you have only one hundred and twenty-five pages of free printing available.

7) red bordered box To save paper and money, you can also email or save your article. Just choose from one of the options in the red-framed box that accompanies each article. Note: GPC uses several local citation formats for GALILEO articles. The Citation Tools included with Literature Resource Center may not use our format.

Work(s) (Title) Searching

Work(s)/Title Searching is most effective for short stories or for a single work written by an author who has written many other works.

1) To start a Work(s)/Title Search, click the circle next to Name of Work.

Setting up a Title/Work search

2) Type in the title minus the first "The," "A," or "An" and click the blue Search button.

3) Then follow Steps 3-7 for Person/Author Searching.