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Tools you can use research topics in literature, along with resources to help you write effectively within the discipline.


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Sherre Harrington
215 Memorial Library

Find Articles

Results will include the full text of credible secondary sources -- journal & encyclopedia articles, excerpts from books, news articles & book reviews.
Most results also include the full text of primary sources -- period articles, book reviews, and interviews.
Use quotation marks around the name if results include too many unrelated sources.

Find Books and Other Sources

•  Go to the Library web page, enter your keywords in the search box and GO!  

Use quotation marks to search by phrases.
Refine search results by checking format, content, topic, etc.
Books & articles available electronically will usually (but not always!) have a View Now button.
Click on Availability to find print copies in Memorial Library.
Use the Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan button to get books & articles that are not part of Memorial Library's collection. The link will automatically fill in the request form if you first log in to your interlibrary loan account.

Other Techniques

  • Use the bibliography/reference list of the articles & books you find to track down additional sources. 
  • Check relevant articles in Google Scholar to see if they've been cited by other authors
  • Call or email me to make an appointment for a research consultation!

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