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1 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 1 Using the Modernist Journals Project With the Modernist Journals Project you can flip through the pages of dozens of little magazines from the 1910s and 1920s. Read the first publication of major poems and stories in their original context. See articles with their original illustrations. View articles as well as ads.

2 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 2 Using the Modernist Journals Project Reading little magazines from the 1910s-20s. When you are conducting research, however, browsing magazines might not be enough. Searching the Modernist Journals Project is a multi-step process, but well worth the effort.

3 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 3 Steps for Searching: Modernist Journals Project

4 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 4 Steps for Searching: Search Page Click “Search” the MJP database at the bottom of the home page.

5 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 5 Steps for Searching: Search Page Search the full text of articles for the words you want.

6 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 6 Steps for Searching: Search Page Search the full text of articles for the words you want. TIPS: Searching FULL TEXT means that you need to use the terms that were in use at the time, for example, “womanhood” or “manhood” instead of “gender.”

7 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 7 Steps for Searching: Search Page Search the full text of articles for the words you want. TIPS: Remember some names of countries, wars, and international organizations were different in the 1910s and 1920s than they are today. Ex. The European war, not World War I; Rhodesia, not Zimbabwe; The League of Nations, not the United Nations.

8 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 8 Steps for Searching: Search Page Search the full text of articles for the words you want. TIPS: Remember names of races and ethnicities were different in the 1910s and 1920s from our terms today. Terms that today are deeply offensive were often the scientifically preferred terms a hundred years ago. Ex. “Negro” for African American “Semitic” for Jewish Various terms, including “Nordic,” “Teutonic,” “Aryan,” “Anglo-Saxon,” “Alpine,” “Mediterranean,” and “Caucasian,” for white “Oriental,” “Mongoloid,” or “Mongolian” for Asian

9 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 9 Steps for Searching: Search Page Search the full text of articles for the words you want. TIPS: Remember modernism and its little magazines are international projects. Try British, American, and French spellings of search terms. Ex. “defense” and “defence” “bank” and “banque”

10 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 10 Steps for Searching: Results See the number of results, and click “(Next)” to see more.

11 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 11 Steps for Searching: Results Results show the title and date of the magazine and sentences that use your search word in an article.

12 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 12 Steps for Searching: Results Choose your articles by finding sentences that use your search word in ways that are interesting to you.

13 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 13 Steps for Searching: Find Articles When you select a source, RIGHT CLICK the title of the magazine in bold and open the magazine in a new window.

14 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 14 Steps for Searching: Find Articles Open a new page for your chosen issue of the magazine. Click “View PDF” to get to the articles.

15 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 15 Steps for Searching: Find Articles The easiest way to find the article you are looking for is to use the FIND function of the PDF to locate your search terms again.

16 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 16 Steps for Searching: Find Articles Put your search term in the FIND box and hit Enter.

17 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 17 Steps for Searching: Find Articles The PDF will highlight your search terms and take you to that page.

18 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 18 Steps for Searching: Find Articles If the first hit is not in the sentence you are looking for, click the arrows at the top of the page to go to the next highlighted word.

19 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 19 Steps for Using Articles Read the article to see if it will be useful in your paper. Remember that modernist articles are often sarcastic and state one position only to contradict it as the article goes on. Read carefully all the way through at least twice.

20 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 20 Steps for Citing Articles Record the author’s name, which might be at the end of the article.

21 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 21 Steps for Citing Articles Record the article title and place it in quotation marks.

22 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 22 Steps for Citing Articles Record the magazine title (in italics), date, and pages of article.

23 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 23 Steps for Citing Articles Format as an article in a magazine in an online database. Sample MLA citation of anthropology article: Harrison, Harold B. "The Superman." The New Age 25 Mar. 1915: 573. The Modernist Journals Project. Web. 23 Mar. 2010.  Note: Rules for magazines, which use date, are different from rules for academic journals, which use volume and issue.  Note: The final date in the citation is the day of your research.

24 Dr. Celena E. Kusch 2010 24 Using the Modernist Journals Project Through the Modernist Journals Project you have access to a wealth of free resources that ten years ago would not have been available to researchers at the most elite universities in the world. The most important rules of the database: Explore Discover Enjoy


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