Course Research Pages

LIT 150 - Introduction to Literature

Finding Biographical Information About Your Author

Biography in Context - contains biographical information on poets and others.

Literature Resource Center - search for an author using the "Person - By or About" button; then click on the "Biographies" tab.

Finding Literary Criticism About Your Author and His or Her Work

Literature Resource Center - use the "Person - By or About" button to search for your author, or use the "Name of Work" button to search for a novel, play, poem, or memoir. Then use the "Literature Criticism" tab on the search results page.

EBSCO - contains some literary criticism and some original works by poets.

Some Suggested Web Sites

Poetry Foundation

Poets House

Poetry Society of America

What Is Poetry? - a collection of poetry definitions from a range of poets.

Citation Help

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Research Tips

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Evaluating Web Resources

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Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)