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Liberal Arts & Sciences Research Guide: English

Step #1: Encylopedias

Getting started? Become an instant expert by using an academic encyclopedia.  Unlike Wikipedia, these often can be cited in your research papers!

Library Catalogue Search


Library Catalogue Search Tips

For best results

  • try using "subject keyword" search on broad genres (ex. fiction, literature, graphic novels)
  • remember that our language and literature collection in print is SMALL! so...always use ebrary ebooks for information on literary theory..

No Results?

  • use fewer search terms
  • broaden subject terms (ex. use "United Kingdom" instead of "England")

Looking for fiction?

  • it might be best to BROWSE the collection:
    • Graphic Novels: PN 6725 - PN 6790
    • World Literature:  PQ 2000 - PR 9000
    • Canadian Literature: PS 8000 - 8600

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Step #2: Library Books

Step #3: Journal Articles