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English 102 (Writing About Literature) Research Guide: Mira Foote - Short Story Essay

Use this guide to find articles about authors and their works! We also have tips for citing sources in MLA style.


A few tips:

  • Search our featured databases to find literary analysis.
  • Browse our tutorials for more information on searching databases and citing and evaluating sources.
  • Use the college's MLA guides to construct your in-text citations and works cited list.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to chat with us, e-mail us at, or call us at 410-386-8340.


Keywords and subject headings

Try the following keywords and subject headings in your database searches:

"What You Pawn I Will Redeem"

Native-Americans in popular culture

"Woman Hollering Creek"

Abuse of women
Domestic violence
Family violence
Hispanic-American women
Intimate partner violence
Violence against women

"Boys and Girls"

Gender identity
Gender inequality
Politics and gender
Gender stereotypes
Gender roles
Social constructionism


Attitudes towards homosexuality
Male friendship

"The Lesson"

Race discrimination
Income distribution
Income gap

Where do I find books?

Use the Book & Media Catalog to find print books and e-books.

Some tips:

  • Use one or two main words to find your topic.
  • When you've found a book, click AVAILABILITY to see where the book is located.
  • To read e-books off-campus, you'll need your Carroll email address and password.
  • Frustrated or stuck? Ask a librarian for help!

How to find things in the library

Using Literature Resource Center

When searching Literature Resource Center, click on the Advanced Search link beneath the search box.

Then, click on Works Search.

Enter the name of your short story into the Works Search box.

Finally, select your title.