For the first time, for example, we find reference to "composite readings evidently based on more than one translation of key texts, such as Genesis 25:25 (57). Such advances are the fruit of many years patient labor in the vineyards of bibliographical source studies by someone who has done more this century than any other scholar to advance an awareness of the many salient details of Shakespeare's iblical knowledge.
a source study exercise utilizing speeches from Henry V, Coriolanus, and Hamlet and focusing on comparing the Shakespearean text with its source to explore how he worked with his sources.
Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's King Lear ... Reference Works: Background Studies: Source Studies: Theatrical Studies ...
A primary problem with source studies, he says, is that literary scholars focus primarily on literary sources. Any edition of Shakespeares plays describes how he transformed a passage from Plutarch, for example, into a speech by Julius Caesar or an earlier Hamlet or King Lear into his own great tragedies.
Many persons assume that source studies are boring and irrelevant.
Thompson feels obliged to defend her source study, since it is not, she says, a fashionable approach to Shakespeare.
J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier II: A source study ... Chapter 1: Manuscript Sources ... Chapter 2: History of Compilation and the Layers of Revisions
Verdi's Middle Period: Source Studies, Analysis, and Performance Practice
This boom in Frescobaldi source studies supported not only the progress of the ...
The study of manuscripts, early imprints and texts has suffered quite a beating over the past decade. Universities, striving to keep enrollment high against the demographic low tide, are making their programmes more attractive by eliminating notoriously difficult subjects such as source studies (save, of course, in the mother tongue).
Publications on the Old English Mary of Egypt represent the work of both textual and literary scholars and comprise source studies, linguistic analyses, and literary interpretations
Anonymous Old English homilies: a preliminary bibliography of source studies.
Jewish Source Holocaust-Related Manuscript Collections in the United States. The principal goal of the Museums Jewish Source Study Initiative (JSSI) is ...
2 kritisches Quellenstudium. Die Auswertung der zusammengetragenen Literatur ist der zweite Schritt einer Referatsbearbeitung.
Quellenstudien zu den Dramen Mliddletons (Leipzig, 1905).
Quellenstudien zur Galloromanischen Epik
Was mich betrifft, so bin ich auf Grund langjähriger Quellenstudien überzeugt, daß Shakespeare die Theaterstücke, die unter seinem Namen laufen, tatsächlich nicht geschrieben hat, sondern daß sie von einem anderen Autor stammen
Eine auf eingehendsten Quellenstudien beruhende Biographie
Dieses Werk entstand nach umfangreichem Quellenstudium antiker Literatur.
... was der Komponist ausdrücken wollte und was zwischen den Zeilen des Notentextes steht. Dazu gehört für ihn genaues Quellenstudium.
Er entwickelte seine Interpretation der verdischen Musik in Abgrenzung zur damaligen Aufführungspraxis aus dem Quellenstudium der Originalpartituren
Das 1911 nach intensivem Quellenstudium vollendete Textbuch hat so unbestreitbare literarische Qualitäten, daß es sogar den kritischen Otto Klemperer ... an Goethe erinnerte
Since no one has yet commented on Selima's suggestion at #1, I agree that original research and source study aren't the same thing, but that LEO should probably have an entry for both.
A source study can be, but isn't necessarily, original. Scholars do source studies looking for new information from previously unexamined sources, but students also do source studies of well-known texts or manuscripts as critical and historical exercises.
I could also support other variants like, say,
study of primary sources [Lit.] [Hist.]
And I suspect there may well be other options for this concept in German. Quellenarbeit? Quellenforschung? I think it would be easier for German speakers to do that side than for me to try to guess.