The resources in this guide are recommended starting points for research projects related to the cultural context of the novel Au Bonheur des dames (The Ladies' Paradise) by Emile Zola.
In addition to the resources suggested below, the best starting point, especially when you're in the exploratory, background gathering, and topic narrowing stage of your project is Library Search, a database that contains most of the material in the Vassar Library collections.
A source may serve more than one function. For instance, a journal article could provide you with background information, exhibits, argument, and method. However, some sources are focused on a single function. For example, an encyclopedia entry is likely to only serve as background information.
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Hunter College Libraries, "How to Use a Source." Web. 23 March 2023.