Building Historical Context to Understand Literature

Getting to the Databases

Use the links on the GCM Library website to access the databases.  If you are not at school, you will need the passwords available in the Marshall HS Library Blackboard course in the Databases button.

Search Tips

Use the browse feature available in many databases to help you focus on a topic.

Use Advanced Search options to limit your results to certain types of information or particular date ranges. Search with a variety of terms including synonyms to get a variety of results.


Doors into Research topics

Gale Topic Finder – explore possible resources

For primary sources

For poems

For contemporary sources

For scholarly sources

For a the full list of GCM databases

For help with your research