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English 102 (Writing About Literature) Research Guide: Getting Started

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


This research guide will help you locate information on authors, literary works, and related literary topics.

Generally, your literary research will involve one or more of the following:

  • locating literary reference materials to provide background information and criticism
  • locating journal or periodical articles
  • locating websites specifically aimed at literary research
  • using information on MLA documentation and citing sources to develop your Works Cited list

As always, feel free to contact a librarian for assistance.

How to do research for English 102

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