This guide will help you find resources for your Unfamiliar Genre Project. Watch the video below to learn how to use the suggested resources to find your materials. Not every genre is listed in the boxes below or demonstrated in the video. To learn more about finding a genre, reach out to a librarian using the Ask Us box on this page.
The JEWL Search on the library homepage is great for finding many different types of resources, including these genres:
Book Review Cause and Effect Essay Compare/Contrast Essay Dissertation Film Review Journal Article Literature Review Newspaper/Magazine Article (editorial/interview/opinion/photo-essay, etc.) Scientific Article Review
Find EXAMPLES of these genres by searching for a topic and then choosing the "Source Type" in the filters on the left. (e.g., "Global Warming" and then choose Source Type: Review/Dissertation/Newspapers) Or, if the specific type isn't listed, add it as a search term (e.g., "Global Warming" and "photo essay")
You can also find information ABOUT pretty much any genre by searching for "Writing a [Film Review/Editorial/Manifesto/Blog]"
Use the LIBRARY CATALOG to locate examples of book-based genres and literature, as well as collections of certain types.
Bildungsroman Fable Children's Book Eulogy Fable Lament Lesson Plans Letters Liturgy Manifesto Memoir Myth Novel/Novella Parody Poetry Recipe Satire Short Story Speeches Tall Tale
You can search the catalog for these terms, but to find actual EXAMPLES of the genre, and not just books ABOUT the genre, it is helpful to use the Genre filter to the right of your results. See the video for more information.
Learn about locating books in the library here.
This video correlates to the boxes on this guide. View it to learn more about the library resources recommended for the genres you are interested in.
You can find sources ABOUT these genres in the JEWL Search, but your best best for finding EXAMPLES is probably through a web search.
Advertisement (YouTube, Social Media) Blog Post (try the Bloggeries directory) Grant Proposal Lesson Plan Listicle Liner Notes (or go to a record store) Performance Powerpoint Presentation Poster Presentation Public Service Announcement Speech Ted Talk White Paper Web Page