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This guide is designed to provide in-depth coverage for student and faculty research in all Literatures, English, American, and International, using both electronic and print resources provided by CSULB

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Guides to Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

This style manual is most useful for undergraduates, particularly those who must use the 'MLA' style of referencing in their papers. 

Gibaldi, Joseph.  MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

This style manual is most useful for graduate students and professors, not only for information on the proper use of the 'MLA' style of referencing, but also for formating their papers and theses for presentation or publication.

Gohdes, Clarence. Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the U.S.A.

A guide to assist you in determining useful recources for the study of American literature.  Use it to supplement Harner (below).

Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies. 6th ed. (Online). 

THE source for descriptions of hundreds of reference sources in general, English, and American literary studies.

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