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American Comparative Literature Association
The American Comparative Literature Association, founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
The Canadian Comparative Literature Association gathers together scholars across Canada interested in Comparative Literature and organizes yearly meetings at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Modern Humanities Research Association
The Modern Humanities Research Association encourages and promotes advanced study and research in the field of the modern humanities, especially modern European languages and literature, including English, and also cinema.
The Modern Language Association
The MLA is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars.
United Kingdom and Ireland
Alliance of Literary Societies
The Alliance of Literary Societies is the umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK and provides support and advice on a variety of literary subjects.
The British Comparative Literature Association
The British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) aims to promote the scholarly study of literature, across languages and borders, national or other.
International Comparative Literature Association
Founded in 1955, the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) offers a home to all comparatists in the world and encourages exchange and cooperation among comparatists, both individually and through the collaboration of various national comparative literature associations.
When you are looking at sources you must evaluate them in order to determine if they are appropriate to use in your research. One technique is to use the CRAAP Test (VIDEO below) developed by the Librarians at California State University, Chico. Visit their LibGuide for more information.
- When was the information created or published?
- When was it last updated?
- Are the links working?
- Does it fit with the requirements of your assignment?
- How well does the information relate to your topic or research question?
- Who is the audience?
- What is the content level?
- Where is the information coming from?
- Who published it?
- Does the URL provide you with any clues? (.edu .gov .org)
- Who is the author?
- Are they an expert in their field? What makes them an expert?
- Is the source reliable? Known for providing accurate information?
- Does the information provided match the other sources you’ve consulted?
- What sources are they? Are those sources authoritative?
- Why was the research conducted?
- What is its purpose? Is it original research or commentary?
- Can you identify the central argument?
- What sources do they use? Are they balanced?
Evaluating Web Resources: Video Tutorial
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