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Literature: Literature Research

A guide to reading, researching, and enjoying literature.

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Before you use a website filled with bad information, go through the Website Evaluation Worksheet.  This will help you determine whether or not you can trust a website.  BEWARE - a paper built on bad information is a bad paper!

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Databases for Research

An archival database of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  The collection includes Arts and Sciences I-IV.  Journal issues are not current; most titles are available after a 5-year delay.


Literature Online - (ProQuest) Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English, combining the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources.

Current and comprehensive literary criticism, biographies, and full-text articles and reference titles on authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes Twayne's Authors and Scribner's Writers Series which have in-depth articles on the lives and works of over 1,000 authors from around the world.

Wondering how to do research?

If you are new to the research game, check some of these sites out:

MLA "Cheatsheets"

Here are some easy-to-follow "cheatsheets" UA-PTC Libraries has created for the more common citations you will do.

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