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

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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