Select a text from the syllabus and locate that text in an historical moment.
Search the catalog by subject or use these words in keyword searches--they are always good search terms
Language is complicated and changes over time--think about all the possible words that might express your topic
For example, historical newspaper articles may use terms such as "colored" or "negro" whereas the accepted terminology today is African Americans
Use these historical newspaper databases to find newspaper articles.
Each of the following titles provides biographical information on authors, themes, and historical context of the literary works covered.
See additional literary reference sources under the tabs for:
Use these reference sources to find historical background information on your topic. Browse the shelf near the suggested source to find other sources.
Use these general databases to find articles on the historical context of your work.