Research, Literary Criticism, & Citations

Internet Public Library guide to A+ Research & Writing
University of Wisconsin’s Writing Center
GALE How to Write a Term Paper
OpenOffice – free, open-source software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, & databases

Library Databases -- library card required
POWER Library Databases – library card required
Internet Public Library (IPL) – select your topic to find recommended sources

APA Style For FAQ’s,
Chicago Quick Guide
Diana Hacker’s Research & Doc. Online -- MLA, APA, Chicago, & CSE
EasyBib – free citation maker for MLA
EasyBib PDF Guides -- MLA, APA, & Chicago
Turabian Quick Guide
NoodleTools – click on NoodleBib Express for MLA, APA, & Chicago

IPL Literary Criticism -- tips to get you started
IPL -- browse by author, title, or literary period
Critical Reading, A Guide
SparkNotes – quick study guide to review plot, characters, & theme

Online Databases (Library Card Required):
Literary Reference Center,cpid&custid=s5531984&profile=lrc – search for title of work and click on Literary Criticism tab; look for results with full text articles
JSTOR – 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 October 15, 2011