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English & Comparative World Literature

This guide offers research strategies for all students majoring in English, Classics and Comparative World Literature

Literature - All Types

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Ethnicity, Women, Gender

Literature 1450 - 1900

Useful Books in the Stacks

Google Search Tips

Google & Google Scholar

Quick Tips

  • Want results that are only pdf files? Add to your search: filetype:pdf
  • Want only .gov websites? Add to your search:
  • Want only .edu websites? Similar tip:
  • Want to search within a website? Add the website to your search:


Plagiarism & Fair Use

Library Instruction Surveys


Research takes patience, time, and organization.

  • Write down the names, ideas, and potentially useful keywords you have already.
  • Take notes as you go along to add to these lists.
    • Circle the most successful ones.
    • Keep citations in EndNote Web (a 2GB account is free; keeps citations & PDFs in one place)
    • Video Help to create a free EndNote account.

Contact Your Librarian

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Alexis Pavenick
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