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A research guide for English, which includes several useful articles, books, databases, and websites for research.

Getting Started

Things you might look for when doing literary research 

  • How different theoretical lenses can be applied to a work
  • Biographical Information about the author
  • Historical/cultural/social context
  • The conversation literary scholars are having about the work
  • How different literary devices are deployed
  • Information about genre or literary context
  • More on writing a literary analysis from Purdue OWL

Writing & Research Help:

What Makes a Good Literature Paper? 
Tips on writitng a good thesis from Purdue OWL



Search for Articles, Books, and More!

Search for books, journals, articles, media & more

LibSearch Guide: For more help, including how to request items in LibSearch that are not at St. Kate's.

Biographical Information

Resources for looking up information about authors

Context - Historical/Social/Cultural

Resources to find primary and secondary sources to give you historical background on a work

Finding Book Reviews

Other excellent literary/book review sites:

Literary Criticism & Analysis

Resources for looking up literary criticism written by scholars

Background & Theory

Resources for looking up information on theories to apply in literary criticism

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