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#1 JaimeLynne

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    Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:44 PM

    I know we have some professors out there... Maura, where are you??

    Here's the deal:

    I am writing a research paper in World Lit. We got to pick our topic but it is a Summer Session so we've had very little time to write it (not to mention the teacher has not once let up on the other short papers and book reading assignments). Anyways, between work and another Senior level class that I am taking concurrently I have admittedly fallen behind and JUST NOW getting started on my paper - AHHHH! Bad Jaime!

    My topic/thesis is basically this:
    There is a strong correlation between food and emotions in Laura Esquivel's novel Like Water for Chocolate. (or something to this effect, I haven't even written this part down! )

    I need to find 4 scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles that back up my thesis. I am having a hard time doing this and the subject librarian that I need to speak with is off and I don't think she's going to be in at all this weekend (my paper is due on Monday).

    I have no idea if these databases are specific to UTA or not but so far I have looked in JSTOR, Academic Search Complete and MLA International Bibliography (the last has been the most helpful but I am still not there).

    This should be a common theme so I don't know why I'm having such difficulty finding these sources!

    If you can help me think of different search terms or databases to look in that would be greatly appreciated!!! TIA!

    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
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    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


    #2 Maura

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    Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:45 PM

    jaime have you tried lexis-nexis?

    also, try using the search term "emotional eating research"

    #3 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:48 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Maura
      jaime have you tried lexis-nexis?

      also, try using the search term "emotional eating research"
      I have not tried Lexis-Nexis yet... off to do that right now, thanks!

      ~ Jaime & Martin ~
      "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

      We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


      #4 Martha

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        Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:01 PM

        lexis-nexis gets my vote too.

        Also, my school has online journals available through our library available. Does yours?

        #5 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:03 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Just Martha
          lexis-nexis gets my vote too.

          Also, my school has online journals available through our library available. Does yours?
          Yes, we do. There is a section online called "Library Databases A-Z". We have a really good library. Ugh, it is killing me that I waited so late because the lady I wanted to meet with is an expert at finding any article you could possibly imagine...

          ~ Jaime & Martin ~
          "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

          We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

          We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


          #6 Martha

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            Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:07 PM

            I am about to step out to go to a wedding rehearsal then dinner, but I can check through our library later if you want. Just let me know!

            #7 StephanieMN

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              Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:12 PM

              Not sure if this will help put I used this site when doing a research project just a few weeks ago

              Google Scholar

              #8 JaimeLynne

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                Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Just Martha
                I am about to step out to go to a wedding rehearsal then dinner, but I can check through our library later if you want. Just let me know!
                Thanks so much for the offer, I will let you know. Right now I am totally jacked up on caffeine which I thought would help but it is not helping at all and I feel like my brain is being pulled in a million directions
                Not sure if this will help put I used this site when doing a research project just a few weeks ago

                Google Scholar
                I have heard of Google scholar but if I remember correctly it is more difficult to find "peer reviewed" articles on there. I'll check it out tho!

                ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                #9 JaimeLynne

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                  Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:53 PM

                  Ok I'm hijacking my own thread:

                  I am about to kill my dogs!

                  Conor just peed in the house for the 2nd time today, and while I shuffled him outside Ollie chowed down on my TV dinner. Conor beat me up the stairs on the way back in and they were both up on the couch (right in the spot where Conor peed earlier) licking the plate clean.

                  I think it's time for a breather and a small glass of wine.... I have a feeling this is going to be a long night...

                  ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                  "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                  We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                  We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                  #10 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:14 PM

                    You know, I think I might just change my topic. I've read "Like Water for Chocolate" before but I would need to reread it and I don't even have a copy yet. We just finished reading Maxine Hong Kingston's "The Woman Warrior" which I really enjoyed. Maybe I can do something on Chinese-American identity or symbolism in the novel... I think this may be a better route to go considering I don't have a whole lot of time left.

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!





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