This guide is designed students in the online English 201 British Literature I classes. What is the difference between this guide, and the guide for on campus students? A few things:
This guide is going to focus online resources. Very few of you will be coming to the physical library so I want to highlight our online resources that you can use. (You are of course more than welcome to come to the main library)
The time lines for the on campus and off campus classes are different. This guide is designed to reflect the online class schedule.
Basic Search Suggestions
In the Books & Media Tab:
Conduct a subject search on the author of the work in question. This will give you books about the author.
Don't forget to use Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT). These can help you focus your results.
If you are looking for literary criticism, try a subject search on the author's last name AND criticism.
If your author is associated with a literary movement (e.g. Harlem Renaissance) do a subject search on the movement.
If you are having difficulty finding information, talk to your professor or one of the librarians at the Research Assistance desk.
Academic Search Complete is EBSCO's comprehensive scholarly database, covering most subjects. It contains more than 8,900 full text peer reviewed journals and magazines. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 15,000 journals. Online Tutorial
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
JSTOR is a collection of full text scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas, providing entire backfiles of key journals. Campbell has access to JSTOR Arts and Sciences I through VIII and XI, as well as specific collections for Life Sciences, Religion and Theology.
Literature Criticism Online includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children's Literature Review. Online Tutorial
MLA International Bibliography is a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Online Tutorial