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Literary Reference Sources
Journal articles and other scholarly sources for author research, literary criticism, and overviews of primary texts.
Literary Reference Center
Literary research including overviews, criticism, and overviews, from academic journals and scholarly ebooks. Includes full text ebooks of literary classics.
Literature Online (LION)
A fully searchable Library of literary works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, key criticism and reference resources.
Why Conduct Background Research?
To gain familiarity with your topic.
To narrow your topic by finding specific aspects on which to focus.
To provide historical and social context.
To identify experts related to the topic.