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ENGL 151L: Literature: Home

Need to write a research paper about a short story, poem, play, or novel? Use this guide to find library sources!

New to Literary Criticism?

Visit our Finding Literary Criticisms tutorial for a step-by-step guide to successfully locating literary criticisms. 

Library Research for Literature

Library research for literature usually falls into these categories:

(1) Literary criticism: Book chapters or articles that analyze a short story, poem, novel or play.

(2) Author biography: Information about the life and work of an author.

The best library sources for these two items are:

Use the other tabs on this guide for additional sources and information.

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