I need help finding articles about Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven'?
Student was using a resource called "Academic Search Complete" and was only getting 7 results using the keywords Edgar Allen Poe and The Raven.
There are two reasons for this:
1. Mr. Poe's name is actually "Edgar Allan Poe" - the computer was not thinking, it was looking for a sequence of letters, not a word or a meaning, so, "edgar allen poe" was not very effective.
2. Academic Search Complete really is not the best source for literature / poetry criticism.
I redirected the student to the English Subject Guide, and to the resources "Literature Resource Center" and "literary reference center" where we found an abundance of authoritative and relevant material.