This guide provides resources and tools to support your work on your annotated bibliography assignment; your text, context and interpretation assignment; and also your encounter assignment.
The tabs in this guide can help address particular aspects of your assignments.
- Encyclopedia & Reference Works: Resources that give overviews and context for your topic; they can address theory, genre, author biography, terminology, historical periods, etc. These are good sources for preliminary reading on your literary work, your author, a theory, a historical period, a literary genre, or other topic for the Paper #1 or Paper #2 assignments.
- Criticism: books, essays, databases: Find secondary sources in books; use critical compilations to gain an understanding of the critical work that has been done on an author, work, or period.
- Finding Journal Articles: Resources and instructions on how to find academic articles which would be the secondary sources you include in your assignments.
- Biographical sources: Resources and databases to locate biographical information on authors. This kind of information could be part of your preliminary reading for defining your topic.
- Using the Library & LIbrary Web Site: Learn how to use the Library, including searching the catalog, finding books on the shelf or ordering books via Summit.
- MLA Bibliography: The MLA International Bibliography is the most important database for literary and language study. Using it you can identify secondary sources (journal articles, essay, books, or book chapters) that you can use in your assignments.
- Citing Sources: Online and print resources on citing books and articles. Includes links to online citation generators, style guides and citation management software.