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Researching Authors and their Works
Welcome to Professor Stacey's ENG - 102 Research Guide!
Here you will find library research information on authors and their works.
If you would like to find information about an author not listed here, you can search the name in one or more of the following databases.
Literature Resource Center
A comprehensive resource for up-to-date literary analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers and their works in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.
Gale In Context: Biography
Combines biographies of more than 380,000 people with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, images, and links to selected websites.
Critical Insights - A series that distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature.
Critical Surveys - A series that offer extensive profiles of the major writers within a particular genre as well as sections devoted to elements such as genre overviews, award winners, and time lines.
Masterplots 4th Edition - Analyzes the most important works in all genres.
Searching for Books
Search the HELM Catalog to find books, films, and other materials available from the STCC Library and other community college libraries. Search by author, title of a tale, or subject by selecting one of these options from the lower left dropdown menu.
Some example subject search terms include:
- Chopin, Kate
- Feminism and Literature
- Novelists, American
*For more information on searching the catalog and finding materials, click here.
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