Google Scholar searches the contents of many (but not all) academic journals. However, it does not provide access to the fulltext material. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in or buy the article.
If you follow the Alkek Library link to Google Scholar here, you will have to sign in ONCE with your NET ID and then it’s all clear sailing.
In any case, please don’t buy the article – you can get it through us. If you hit a dead end, use interlibrary loan.
Google Scholar does not search ALL the scholarly literature because some publishers restrict access.
All Alice Munro books here.
Link to the full Munro reference below:
Alice Munro is one of Canada’s major writers and one of the best short-story writers anywhere. While she tried writing a novel with Lives of Girls and Women, her preferred form is the short story. She argues that a novel implies a continuity that is not mirrored in the lives of real people, who seem to move disjointedly from one experience to another. With the short story she can focus on the “intense . . . moments of experience” that constitute a life. With the exception of one novel, all of her published works have been collections of short stories.
The majority of Alice Munro’s stories are set in Canada, often in southwest Ontario, now sometimes called “Munro Country,” the region of her childhood. Her hometown of Wingham, Ontario, becomes Hanratty in Who Do You Think You Are?, Dalgleish in The Moons of Jupiter, or Jubilee in Lives of Girls and Women. The rural countryside, the poverty-stricken small towns, the farms, and the salt mines are well documented, as is the Canadian climate, which can be bleak, dark, and foreboding with its bitter cold, its snowstorms, and its ice. Even though some stories might be set in Victoria or Toronto, generally the protagonist has moved to the city and still retains some provincialism. Similarly with the stories set in Australia or Scotland, the protagonist is Canadian and comes into these new environments with Canadian eyes. In all of Munro’s stories, the reader gets a clear sense of place, whether the story is set in the Canada of today, of a hundred years ago, or of somewhere in between. In many cases the past and the present are juxtaposed so that there is a sense in which the past, though distant, is always present.
The best databases for finding case studies are
Limit under to case study under document type.
Emerald (do not click on the tab marked “case studies,” instead do a keyword search for “case studies” and whatever you are researching. Emerald is management oriented.)
Business Source Complete.(limit under publication type to case study)
Whatever database you use, I recommend you also do a keyword search for case studies and your topic.
All Denis Johnson books here.
From this obit:
Denis Hale Johnson was born on July 1, 1949, in Munich. His father, Alfred, worked for the United States Information Agency and was variously posted to Manila, Tokyo and Washington. His mother, the former Vera Louise Childress, was a homemaker.
Mr. Johnson, who studied under the minimalist writer Raymond Carver at the University of Iowa, counted Dr. Seuss, Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot and the guitar solos of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix among his influences, primarily for poetry.
He was sensitive to the “language of people jammed together, like in the military and prisons,” he told the Santa Monica radio station KCRW’s “Bookworm” podcast.
Bending spoons with your mind. ESP, ouija boards, telekinesis, psychic surgery, and alien artifacts. These are some of the magical beliefs that some people claim have been ” proved.”
Ahem. I started thinking about this the other day when I saw this article in Slate featuring the Amazing Randi – the original Mythbuster. Randi was a professional stage magician who delighted in exposing frauds such as psychic spoon-bending Uri Geller.
Following in the footsteps of the Amazing Randi were several pro-science, anti-magical thinking public figures.
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All Abraham Verghese books here.
I first became aware of Abraham Verghese through his best-selling book, My Own Country, which chronicled the AIDS epidemic in a small Tennessee city (which also happens to be my hometown). Dr. Verghese wrote the book based on his own experiences, and I can tell you that it is completely accurate.
Since then, Dr. Verghese has gone on to write nonfiction about losing a tennis partner to addiction as well as fiction. Dr. Verghese currently works at Stanford University.
Read more in this biography
Link to this obituary:
Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died.
Pirsig’s publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died Monday at his home in South Benwick, Maine. He was 88 and had been in failing health.
“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was published in 1974 and was based on a motorcycle trip Pirsig took in the late 1960s with his son, Chris. The book was praised as a unique and masterful blend of narrative and philosophy and was compared by a New Yorker critic to “Moby Dick.” Pirsig, a native of Minneapolis, also wrote “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals.”
All Pirsig books here.