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FLAS 324: Introduction to Hispanic Literature II

This guide will help you research and analyze a piece of literature

Google and Google Scholar

Searching Google and Google Scholar in Spanish is a good way to return search results in the language. Another option is to limit a search by a country domain. For example, the country code for Mexico is mx. Include the word site and a colon (:) and then the country code. (Other country codes can be found here.) The Google search would look like this 

Google with Mexico's country code

Also, make sure to connect your personal devise to the CMU Tomlinson Library. To do so, go to 
1. Google Scholar
2. Click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner
3. Click Settings
4. Click Library Links
5. Type in Colorado Mesa University Library -- at some point this will pop up
6. Click the box and save

Literature Guide

As you begin your investigation of a foundational work, consider the following components: 

Text Evidence Thesis
What struck you? Pull from the elements of the work: Is your thesis arguable? 
What confused you? plot, character, conflict, setting, narrator, themes Is there significant evidence from the text to support your thesis?
Did you notice any patterns? Pull from the elements of style: Is your thesis specific?
Did you notice irony or other literary devices structure, point of view, diction, syntax, tone, imagery, figurative language Does your thesis contain a unique perspective?

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