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German 470: Contemporary German Culture: Chapters

Finding Book Chapters

Finding Book Chapters, also called Book Articles:

To find chapters in books, do a keyword search on your topic, whether your topic is an idea, a period of history, or a person. A keyword search will search multiple fields of the record for a book, such as title, author, contents, etc.

Example: "berlin wall" 
(for an exact phrase search, enclose your phrase in quotes)

In Ariadne, you can use a keyword search to find your topic specifically in the contents note field, where chapter titles are listed. To search the note field, your search would look like this:

Example: n:bundestag


If your topic is within the field of literature, you can also find book chapters in the MLA Bibliography (an index to the fields of language and literature).

MLA International Bibliography
Produced by the Modern Language Association.
Critical works on literature and languages.
Covers publications from 1925 to the present.

In the MLA Bibliography, you can limit your search to book chapters by choosing "book article" in the Source Type option.
You may also search for sources that are in German by limiting by Language.


You can also find book chapters in the Essay and General Literature Index.
In the Essay and General Literature Index, you can limit your search to book chapters by choosing "book chapter" in the Document Type check box area.

Essay and General Literature Index
Cites essays contained in anthologies and collections published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
Coverage spans the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.


Note: Don't forget to use Print and Online Bibliographies