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LIT 2090: Literary Analysis (Calhoun)

Conducting Background Research

To begin researching your text, I recommend starting with these databases:

Literary Reference Center / Plus includes helpful plot synopses as well as some literary criticism.

Web Resources

Sometimes even doing a quick Google search can help you gather background information on your text:


Reference Books

Browse the 800s in the Reference Collection to find dictionaries and encyclopedias on your chosen literary work.