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American Literature

Getting Started

This guide presents an overview of various resource to assist in writing papers on American Literature, including finding primary historical sources that relate to the work being examined.  Within this guide you will find...

  • Overviews and Reference Materials - General background research on American Literature including historical context information
  • Literary Reference Collection - Overviews of literature criticism information on various works of American Literature
  • Finding Books - Tips on finding books of literary criticism for American Literature
  • Finding Articles - Tips on finding articles of literary criticism in the library's research databases
  • Primary Sources - Tips and links to primary sourcesproviding cultural context to research in American Literature
  • MLA Citation Guide - Tips and examples for citing sources in the MLA citation style