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This subject guide identifies selected resources for literary topics.
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Highlighted Online Reference Book
The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory by
Publication Date: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
A comprehensive encyclopedia of literary and cultural theory. Covers Literary Theory from 1900 to the present, as well as Cultural Theory. It provides entries on the important concepts, theorists and trends in post-1900 literary and cultural theory.
Found in the Credo Reference online reference source.
Databases in English and Literature Studies
General Databases for Research in Literature
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
Coverage:1926 - present. Updated quarterly.Indexes the sources pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore in over 3,000 journals and series and in relevant mongraphs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats.
MLA International Bibliography Tutorial
This video takes "rhetoric and composition" as its example for researching topics, but its demonstration of using the MLA International Bibliography to get targeted results is useful and broadly applicable.
Search Strategy Worksheet