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LIT 2000: Intro to Literature

Research resources for Intro to Literature

Search Tips

1. Search the author's name as an anywhere/keyword search. This will bring up books and articles about him/her.

2.  You can generally narrow your search results in the catalog and databases. Narrowing to "criticism and interpretation" may be a good idea.

3. BROWSE BOOKS! Sometimes book chapters are not listed in our catalog; however, it is quite possible that a book has a chapter/essay that deals with the work you have read.  Once you find the call number of one book about your author, go upstairs and look around.  The books beside it will be about your author, and the table of contents and index will tell you if your work is mentioned.

4. REMEMBER!: You may not find a book or article that is directly about a poem or short story or one that directly supports your thesis statement.  THAT IS OKAY! You may apply what an article or book says about another of the authors' works to your work (if it relates) or find a broader article about your theme, e.g. feminism in literature.  Or, perhaps a portion of the article has to do with your thesis statement.


"Best Bet" Databases: More on Finding Articles

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