Research, Literary Criticism, & Citations

WRITING & RESEARCH GUIDES
Internet Public Library guide to A+ Research & Writing www.ipl.org/div/aplus
University of Wisconsin’s Writing Center http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook
OpenOffice www.openoffice.org/ – free, open-source software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, & databases

GENERAL RESEARCH
Library Databases www.monroepl.org/remotedatabases.html -- library card required
POWER Library Databases http://www.powerlibrary.net/Remote/Remote.asp?ID=Monroe – library card required
Internet Public Library (IPL) www.ipl.org – select your topic to find recommended sources
NoodleTools http://noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html

CITATIONS
APA Style www.apastyle.org For FAQ’s, www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs
Chicago Quick Guide www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
Diana Hacker’s Research & Doc. Online www.dianahacker.com/resdoc -- MLA, APA, Chicago, & CSE
EasyBib www.easybib.com – free citation maker for MLA
Turabian Quick Guide www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html
NoodleTools http://noodletools.com – click on NoodleBib Express for MLA, APA, & Chicago

LITERARY CRITICISM
Websites:
IPL Literary Criticism www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/48496 -- tips to get you started
IPL www.ipl.org/div/litcrit -- browse by author, title, or literary period
Critical Reading, A Guide www.brocku.ca/english/jlye/criticalreading.php
SparkNotes www.sparknotes.com – quick study guide to review plot, characters, & theme

Online Databases (Library Card Required):
JSTOR http://ezproxy.monroepl.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org – find scholarly resources
Search examples: “To Kill a Mockingbird analysis” OR “Canterbury Tales criticism”

Circulating Print Materials: There are literary criticism books located in the 800’s section of the nonfiction ; this includes titles from Harold Bloom’s literary criticism series.

Library Use Only Print Materials:
American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies Ref. 928 AME
Beacham’s Popular Fiction in America Ref. 813.009 CRI
British Writers Ref. 928 BRI
Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism Ref. 809 CLA
Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and their Works Ref. 928 CON
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Today’s Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, and Other Creative Writers Ref. 809.04 CON
Critical Survey of Long Fiction: English Language Series Ref. 823.009 CRI
Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 Ref. 809 LIT
Masterplots: American Fiction Series Ref. 809.3 MAS
Masterplots: British Fiction Series Ref. 823.009 MAS
Masterplots: European Fiction Series Ref. 823.009 MAS
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Ref. 809.04 NIN
Shakespeare Criticism Ref. 822.33 SHA
Short Story Criticism Ref. 809 SHO
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Ref. 809.04 TWE

last updated September 3, 2014