About the Library
EN 366: Applied Literary Theory
Library Resource Guide
Library Catalog When searching for biographical and critical information in the library catalog, be sure to search from the title/author/subject search screen. Also, enter the authors last name first (ex. Erdrich, Louise) and select the Library of Congress Subject Heading button before searching.
This large collection of full-text reference resources covers many subjects. Including: The Oxford Companion to American Literature, and The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English
Locating Journal Articles
MLA The premier index to scholarly publications (journals, books, proceedings, etc.), in the fields of literature, language, and linguistics. Use the "Search for Full Text" icon to locate journal articles or search the library catalog to determine if Olson Library owns other materials (books, proceedings, bibliographies, etc.).
Historical and Cultural Information Sources
America : History & Life
Literary Criticism Information Sources
Search the Literary Index to determine if your author is listed in these multivolume sets.
Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain materials not owned by the Olson Library. Materials such as books and periodical articles, among other sources, can be borrowed from other libraries. The average time to receive requested materials is 1-2 weeks and you will be notified by email when your items arrive. Consult the link above to submit a request and for further details.
MLA Style Guide Shows examples of how to cite common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
Consult the Handbook in the library's reference collection for sources not listed at this site. Reference Collection: LB 2369 .G53.
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