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Research Road Map
Follow these steps to investigate your authors and works:
- Gather background information by searching for your author(s) in the Literature Resource Center database.
- Look for biographical information which may relate to influences on their work and brief analyses of works to get ideas for your thesis.
- Click the "Literary Criticism" tab to find full text articles about works and themes.
- Look at the "Further Readings" section of biographies for additional journal articles and books about your author(s).
- If there isn't a lot of information on your author, you may want to look for broader information on a genre of literature, e.g. Mexican American or African American literature.
- Check the Criticisms/Theories tab above for books about genres of literature.
- Search the CU Libraries catalog for additional books.
- Search the databases listed on the Articles tab (above).
Tips for Writing About Literature
Writing in Literature
From the Purdue OWL. Information on literary criticism, writing about literature, and more.
Critical Reading: A Guide
By Professor John Lye of Brock University. Written for his first year students, this is a clear outline of how to approach analyzing literature.
ipl2 Literary Criticism
Critical and biographical websites about authors and their works
Alisdair Mclean [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons