A bibliographic citation provides relevant information about the author and publication as well as a short summary of the text, usually known as the abstract. Depending on where you find your information, the bibliographic citation will vary.
Before you spend a lot of time reading a source, begin by looking at the following information in the citation to evaluate whether it's worth pursuing. Consider the author, the title of the work, the summary, where it is (e.g., a book, an academic journal, a blog, a social media site), and the timeliness of the entry. You may also want to look at the keywords to see what other categories the work falls into. Evaluate this information to see if it is relevant and valid for your research.
--"Evaluating Bibliographic Citations," Purdue Online Writing Lab
A selection of electronic books currently available to ND users. Use the Find (Ctrl+F) function to search for the author that you are interested in.
Goldblatt, Howard. Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused : Fiction from Today's China. New York: Grove Press : [Distributed by Publishers Group West], 1995. Internet Archive
Hung, Eva. Contemporary Women Writers : Hong Kong and Taiwan. Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong: Research Centre for Translation, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990. HathiTrust
Sciban, Shu-ning., and Edwards, Fred L. Dragonflies : Fiction by Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century. Ithaca, N.Y.: East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2003. HathiTrust
- Fiction, 1918-1949.
- Poetry, 1918-1949.
- Poetry since 1976.
- Essays, 1949-1976.
- Essays since 1976.
Electronic books that are temporarily available
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A collection of books that the Internet Archive has made available for emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Anyone can create an account to borrow books for 14 days.