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In this tutorial you will learn how to find manuscript information using the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), which provides author biographies, complete lists of their works, including location of manuscripts, and bibliographies about writers from all time periods.
To practice searching the DLB, here is a sample research question:
Where can I find the location of the Chievrefoil manuscript written by Marie de France?
Review the manuscript information and select the correct answer below that describes where the original manuscript of Chievrefoil is located and it's call number amongst the options below.
NOTE: This entry also includes a biographical essay and a reference list of works about Marie de France.
This time you will conduct a search using the name of a specific text: Nibelungenlied.
At the next screen click on the entry: "The Nibelungenlied and the Klage"
Find the section Manuscripts within the document.
Review the manuscript information and determine which best describes where the original manuscript of the Nibelungenlied is located and its call number amongst the options below.
NOTE: This entry also includes great background information about the Nibelungenlied plus a useful reference list.