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English Language & Literature   Tags: english, language, language_and_literature, literature  

A guide for English language and literature research at Purdue University Calumet Library
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to library resources. Use the tabs at the top of the guide to get started on finding background information, books, articles, and usefull links.

If you get stuck, stop by the reference desk, call me, e-mail me, or IM a librarian. We’re here to help you find any materials that you need to succeed with your papers and projects. 

Any questions? Submit your question or search the Library Knowledge Base


    Select a Research Topic

    • Choose a topic that interests you
    • Read through background information
    • Write out your topic as a statement and select the main concepts
    • Start making a list of words to describe your topic

    Having trouble deciding what to write about? Try looking at the links below to get some ideas:


    • MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)  
      The MLA International Bibliography provides a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
    • Contemporary Authors (Gale)
      You will find biographical information on modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters in the award-winning Contemporary Authors series.
    • Project Muse  
      Project Muse is a full text database of scholarly journals covering the fields of literature and criticism, linguistics, and many others.
    • Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)(H.W. Wilson)
      Humanities Full Text provides full text of the most important scholarly sources in the humanities.

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