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Research Methods

  • A research guide for undergraduate students : English and American literature (2006 edition): Knight PR56 .B34 2006
  • Research methods for English studies (2005): Knight: PR56 .R43 2005
  • Literary research and the era of American nationalism and romanticism: strategies and sources (2008): Knight PS217.R6 C68 2008
  • Literary research and the American realism and naturalism period : strategies and sources (2009): Knight PS217.R4 S74 2009
  • Literary Research and the American Modernist Era: Strategies and Sources (2008): Knight PS228.M63 M38 2008

Reference Materials

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography -- The hundreds of volumes in this series give overviews of the careers of writers from all eras and genres, including journalists and screenwriters.  Each entry has bibliographies of the author's works and of secondary literature, and gives the whereabouts of the author's papers.  To find the volume(s) with material on a particular author, search for "Dictionary of Literary Biography" in the library's catalog, and keyword "author's name."  Cumulative indices for the entire series are found at the front and back of each volume and here.   

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