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ENG 106 Literature Research Resources  

A curated list of resources to help with literature based research.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Suggested Titles

Native American Literatures: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes / Kathy J. Whitson

Rothrock/Lower Level PS153.I52 W47 1999   LIBRARY USE ONLY

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry / edited by Camille T. Dungy

Rothrock/Lower Level PS591.N4 B49 2009  

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama /  X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

Rothrock/Lower Level PN6014 .L58 1999 

A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present / M.A.R. Habib

Rothrock/Lower Level PN86 .H23 2005  

John Updike: A Critical Biography / Bob Batchelor

Rothrock/Lower Level PS3571.P4 Z55 2013  


Specialized Dictionaries

  • Specialized dictionaries emphasize the vocabulary and definitions in a particular field of study. Their definitions are usually more detailed than those in a general dictionary.
  • A specialized dictionary can be useful in identifying keywords to use in your research.
  • To locate a specialized dictionary in an academic discipline (subject), click on Library Home Page and then click Start Your Research. Enter the discipline and dictionaries in the Encore search box, for example literature and dictionaries. 



Specialized Encyclopedias

  • Specialized encyclopedias have articles that are more in-depth than articles in general encyclopedias.
  • They provide excellent overviews and can be helpful in preparing your outlines and research.
  • To locate a specialized encyclopedia in the field of psychology, click on Library Home Page and then click Start Your Research. Enter literature encyclopedias in the Encore search box.

Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Useful for students interested in literary theory and discourse.
  • Literary criticism is the study and evaluation of literature. It is often influenced by literary theory.
  • Literary theory is based on a collection of philosphical tools we use to understand literature.
  • To locate these resources, click on Library Home Page and then click Start Your Research. Enter literary theory and criticism in the Encore search box.

American Literature Browsing

The Rothrock Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System.

The main browsing area for American Literature:

PS 1-3576 - American Literature

  • PS 185-196 - 17th and 18th centuries
  • PS 201-217 - 19th century
  • PS 221-228 - 20th century
  • PS 229-231 - 21st century
  • PS700-893 - Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
  • PS991-3590 - 19th century
  • PS3500-3549 - 20th century (1900-1960)
  • PS3550-3576 - 20th century (1961-2000)
  • PS3600-3626 - 21st century (2001-present)

Search Encore

In this tutorial, we explore the ways to search Encore, Rothrock Library's online catalog.

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Navigating an eBook

In this tutorial, we look at how to navigate an eBook. Please remember that you can select "full screen" in order to view the video at its optimum size.


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