Literary Research

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research (2015) by Thomas Mann is one of the most essential books for learning how to formulate a research question and then go about answering it. Previous edition: (2005)  (online)
The Concise Oxford Companion to English literature / Daniel Stringer, Hahn, et. al. (2007)
Literary Theory, An Introduction / Terry Eagleton (2008) 
Theory of Literature / Paul H. Fry (2012)
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism / Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth  (1994)

Consult the following reference resources for ideas:

Searching for a Genre:
Construct a key phrase such as “American fiction” and try it in Omni. You will obtain results  about fiction in general and about specific fiction with this particular topic.

Tip: Click the hyper-linked subject headings in the new search tool to find additional titles:

Library Discovery Search Tool

Use Omni to find books, eBooks, newspapers, films, grey literature, conference proceedings, journals and journal articles. Only certain journal articles are included in the search tool. Use the databases to search for individual article titles.

Begin with a KEYWORD search.

Suggested Subject Headings


Finding Book Reviews

Content last reviewed: July 15, 2020