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ENC 1102 (Dieckmann) - Short Story Assignment: Home

This is a guide for students in Professor Dieckmann's ENC 1102 class completing a literature essay.

Start Here

This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas.  Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Atlas
  2. From the Libraries box, click on 'Search the Library'
  3. Under 'I Need to Find' click on LibGuides
  4. From LibGuides, do a search for Dieckmann

Note: If you do not access this guide thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases

  • Your Borrower ID is the number on the back of your VID card
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID

Tips for Searching

To find articles, search this way in Literature Resources from Gale:

  • Name of Work: A & P
  • Person, By or About: Updike

In Literary Reference Center Plus*:

  • DE "A & P (Short story)"

*Few articles related solely to A & P in this database. However, it's still a good source for articles on Updike's writing and style.

In Literature Criticism Online:

  • Updike in "Named Author"

For Story of An Hour, use similar search strategies, substituting Story of An Hour as the title and Chopin as the author.

Within an article, use Ctrl-F to search for a particular word, name or term, e.g. Sammy or A & P or plot.

Articles in Databases

Books and eBooks

Literary criticism articles are sometimes also compiled in books that can be found through the library catalog. Some books are available in print while others may be available electronically.


You can look for videos in the library catalog, too. Limit to audiovisual material for DVDs and streaming videos.

MLA Guides online

Remember that although many of the library databases provide MLA citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct. 

Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's MLA guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.

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