English 111 - Menendez - Literary Research
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Students will find print and electronic resources for research on authors. Information contained in this resource are the recommended sources for students to conduct research.
- Class: ENGLISH 111
- Instructor: J. Peacock/M. Menendez
- Assignment: Literary Research
Review (or read new) a work from one of six authors; locate and use four or more secondary sources on the work or another by the author; prepare an essay considering the information in these secondary sources as a way to analyze the primary work you read.
Reference Sources - Print
These resources are available in the Luria Library Reference section and are an excellent starting point for your research. Many reference books also contain criticism and will lead you to other sources.
- Poetry for students: presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied poetry. R 809.1 G151p
- Drama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas R 809.2 G153d
- Novels for students: presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels. R 809.3 G151n
- Short stories for students: presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied short stories. R 809.31 G151ss
- The Oxford companion to American literature. 810.3 H325o
- The reader's encyclopedia of American literature. R 810.3 R286
- American writers; a collection of literary biographies. R 810.9 A512a
- Modern American literature. R 810.9 C975m
- Dictionary of literary biography. R 810.9 M996
- Greenwood encyclopedia of African American literature. R 810.9896 O85g
- The Greenwood encyclopedia of American poets and poetry. R 811.009 G779g
Reference Sources - Electronic
These resources are available online and may require your Pipeline account information.
Search the library catalog for your author (as SUBJECT and as AUTHOR)
Search your author, criticism and interpretation in
Finding good websites for college research can be difficult and time-consuming. Below are some recommendations to find quality, scholarly websites, avoiding poor quality sites, evaluating websites.
- Infomine: scholarly websites
- Internet Public Library
- Intute: Web resources for education and research
- Librarian's Internet Index
Sharpen your evaluation skills:
On your own, use the C.A.R.S. system explained here.
Do it all on Wikipedia? Campaign finance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance
Stephen Colbert http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_colbert