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Literary Research Guide

When doing literary research, you are often employing literary criticism and theory and taking part in a written discourse with other scholars. This Guide is meant to help you understand and find literary criticism and theory as well as to seek out and identify scholarly conversations that you want to take part in.

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  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: asian american fiction anthology
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "house on mango street"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "wheatley phillis"

Literature Guides