Fearful Symmetry: The Rhetoric of the Double

Wtr 2011


Phyllis Kayten

Getting Started

  1. Use Reference Sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, search terms, context, and more.
  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
    Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.

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Doubles Resources

Be sure to evaluate any websites you use by critically examining content, creators, and sources for validity and bias.

Selected Reference Books and Online Reference Searches

Who are You Really? - dual identities and alter egos

Examples of Subject Headings in Searchworks


  • Nick Yee’s VR page: Yee is a research scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center, who does research in online games and immersive virtual reality.

What's My Format? - books vs. movies

Examples of Subject Headings in Searchworks

Film and Literature Databases

Super Size Me! - doubles in advertising/health

Examples of Subject Headings in Searchworks

Send in the Clones - replication and ethics

Examples of Subject Headings in Searchworks

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Science Resources

Science Databases:

To locate databases by name or topic, use the SearchWorks online catalog and select the Database facet. Databases in SearchWorks are always indicated with a green bar.

  • Access Science
    The online McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology includes encyclopedia articles, biographies, videos, and news covering over 7,000 scientific and technical topics.
  • Biosis
    Indexes life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Covers 5,000+ journals. Citations and abstracts only, with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Engineering Village (also called Compendex or Engineering Index)
    References over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Covers all areas of engineering including environmental, electrical, and industrial. Citations and abstracts only with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
    Indexes published literature in physics, electrical/electronics engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering as well as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. Citations and abstracts only with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Medline
    Indexes medical information and the database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Contains over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, nursing, dentistry, human health. Some full-text, citations and abstracts with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Web of Science
    Indexes authors who have been cited in current literature across 100 scientific disciplines. Key feature is the ability to search by who is citing various papers by other authors. Citations and abstracts with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Science.gov
    Searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
  • SciVerse
    A federated search portal which allows cross-searching Scopus Citations, Science Direct Ebooks and the scholarly internet. Links to full-text at Stanford if available.

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Social Science Resources

Reference Sources

Suggested Databases for Sociology or Psychology topics:

  • Annual Reviews Social Sciences: Annual Reviews in Psychology and Sociology. Articles provide overviews of current scholarship on key topics.
  • Buros Institute of Mental Measurements online keyword search: Search by Keyword Anywhere for commercially published tests. Results indicate which volume of Mental Measurements Yearbook provide scholarly reviews and summaries of the test.
  • Communication & mass media complete: Offers information from over 600 journals in communication, mass media and related fields
  • Communication Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection: covers such subjects as Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies
  • PsycINFO: Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law
  • Sociological Abstracts: Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Full text available through Find it @ Stanford link.
  • Sociology: Full text of articles on such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
  • Social Science Research Network "Tomorrow's Research Today": working papers and open access scholarly articles