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ENGL 1270.101: The Reading of Fiction (Fall 2021): Find Background

A library research guide for students in Prof. Braddock's ENGL 1270 FWS.

Olin Reference Collection

Encyclopedias are great for:

  • choosing a topic
  • educating yourself quickl
  • perspective on a topic
  • variant spellings, terminology
  • bibliography

Reference Sources on Literature & Literary Theory

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Reference Sources on Fiction

How to Read Citations

Learning how to interpret citations you find in scholarly books and articles is a critical research skill and essential to efficiently finding the material you need for your assignments. Watch this video to learn how.