EN 284: Survey of British Literature II
Library Resource Guide
MLA International Bibliography (1926-present)
The premier index to scholarly publications of all kinds (books, articles, theses, etc.) in the field of literature.
Literature Resource Center
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When looking for literary criticism or biographical information in the library catalog, select the Library of Congress Subject Heading button and enter the author's name, last name first (ex. Stein, Gertrude). Pay particular attention to the subheading Criticism and Interpretation (Stein, Gertrude - Criticism and Interpretation).
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Hathi Trust Digital Library
Scanned volumes published before 1924.
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If our library doesn't have the books you need, you should then search MeLCat, the Michigan electronic Library Catalog. You can request items from over 250 public and academic libraries in the state of Michigan. You will usually receive items requested through MeLCat in about a week.
Worldwide, use WorldCat (Note: To retrieve & view online theses & dissertations, enter key words, click on "Internet Resources" & change "Any Content" drop box to "Thesis/dissertation").
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MLA Style Guide
LB2369 .G53 2009.
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