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The Scribner Writers Series Sample Searches

The Scribner Writers Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series.

Search 1:

How can a seminary student writing a research paper for a Survey of the Old Testament class find a concise biography of the prophet Zechariah?

Solution:

  1. Open The Scribner Writers Series and go to the "Writers A-Z" page.
  2. Click on "Z" and then on "ZECHARIAH" to retrieve an essay on "Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi". In this essay is a concise biography of Zechariah.

Search 2:

How can one get a list of Renaissance period writers so that one can be selected for an English literature class research project?

Solution:

  1. Open The Scribner Writers Series and go to the "Research Ideas" page.
  2. Click on the "Renaissance Writers" link to retrieve a list of writers from this literary time period.

Search 3:

A student wanted to write a report on a South African author who has written in the area of children's literature.

Solution:

  1. Opened The Scribner Writers Series and went to the "In-Depth Search" page.
  2. Selected "Children's Literature" in the "Genre" box.
  3. Selected "South African" in the "Nationality/Ethnicity" box.
  4. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved two authors:

    Roy Campbell
    Christopher Hope


Search 4:

A drama professor proparing to teach a summer course on Tennessee Williams wanted to get a list of his works.

Solution:

  1. Opened The Scribner Writers Series and went to the "Research Ideas" page.
  2. Clicked on the "Modern Playwrights" link to retrieve a list of playwrights from the modern era.
  3. Clicked on the "Williams, Tennessee" link and retrieved a biographical essay about him that included a list of works.

Search 5:

How can one find a biography of a 17th century Welsh poet?

Solution:

  1. Open The Scribner Writers Series and go to the "In-Depth Search" page.
  2. Select "Poems" in the "Genre" entry box.
  3. Select "17th Century" in the "Time Period" box.
  4. Select "Welsh" in the "Nationality/Ethnicity" box.
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved one poet:

    George Herbert

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