Bethel Libraries

Inquiry Seminar: The book was better?

Resources for students in GES160 Section 2 -- the book was better?

Using this Guide

In the two columns seen below, you'll notice that the left column has a list of databases and the right column has a list of journals.   What's the difference, and when would I want to use one or the other?


A database is a library search tool. You can enter keyword search term and the database will look for articles across a large number of journals. The database has features for limiting or narrowing your results. 


 A journal is an individual publication with issues that come out at regular intervals. I've listed a handful of journals that are known for their literary or film criticism, including in depth reviews or analyses of individual works. Instead of searching, like you do in a database, you could use these links to browse through recent issues' tables of contents.

Databases for Articles and Reviews

The library has access to several humanties databases. See the description of each to further direct your research.

Individual Literature and Film Journals

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Scott Kaihoi
Bethel University Library
Office: HC315A
Phone: 651-638-6588