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Visual Symbolism Project: Home

Resources for Mr. Wodnick's Honors American Literature project on The Scarlet Letter

Visual Symbolism Project Resources

Hilma af Klint

 

The Visual Symbolism Project requires you to integrate your own thinking with insights from several disciplines. The resources below will help you discover the historical and intellectual context ofThe Scarlet Letter, various interpretive lenses through which to approach the novel, and connections between Hawthorne's world and ours. 

 

(painting by Hilma af Klint)

Historical and Intellectual Context

Transcendentalism A variety of reference sources on Transcendentalism, from literary, philosophical, and historical perspectives, from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Transcendentalism A portal page about Transcendentalism from U.S. History in Context 

Puritanism A variety of reference sources on Transcendentalism, from literary, philosophical, and historical perspectives, from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Puritanism  A portal page about Puritanism from U.S. History in Context

Other History databases to explore Search this topic in other NH history databases for more information. 

Other Literature databases  Search this topic in other NH history databases for more information. 

 

Today's America

Psychological Interpretive Systems

How to Locate Books

Logging into the Databases from Home

 

From school, clicking on any of the database links will get you directly in to any database.

From home, you need login credentials. These are subscription databases, which means that someone (either the state of NJ or Northern Highlands) has paid for you to have access, so you have to prove that you are entitled to access them. Click on the image below to access the Google Doc containing the passwords. You must be signed in with a Northern Highlands account to view these passwords.

 

 

Having trouble? Email the librarian at goldbergj@northernhighlands.org, or stop by the Library.

How to Save Links in Databases

Unlike those of a free website, database URLs are dynamic. That means that they change, so if you copy and paste a URL from a database into a Google Doc, the link will not work.

Permanent links are found in different places in different families of databases. The table below will show you where to find permanent links to the database pages you want to visit again. 

Permanent links
Company Look for Screenshot
Gale

Get link
in upper right corner

EBSCO

Permalink
near the end of the list
on the right 

Infobase

Record URL

Scroll to the bottom of the page

 

JSTOR

Link on the left, below the image of the journal.

Proquest In the top right corner, click All Options. You will see the link on the top of the page.

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NoodleTools Instant Database Citations

Instantly export database citations to NoodleTools

1. Log in to your NoodleTools account. (Forgot your login info? Contact the librarian.)

2. Create or open a project. 

3. Follow the instructions for exporting a citation from each kind of database. Find the article you want, and then:

 

Gale Click Cite  at the top right of the page, then select "Export to NoodleTools." 
EBSCO Click on the right-hand menu, then click . Select the last item in the list, which is 
JSTOR Click in the left-hand menu. Scroll down past the three citations and select , the first item on the list.

INFOBASE

Click  directly under the article title. Then click .
PROQUEST Click  in the upper right menu. Scroll down past the citation. You do NOT need to change the citation format at the top! Select , then Continue on the next screen.

 

4. Refresh your Sources page, and there you will see a perfectly-formatted MLA citation.

5. To print or export all your sources into a pre-formatted Works Cited page, select the printer icon at the top of your Sources page, then choose what program you want your citations exported to.

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