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Literature: Welcome

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How to Use this Guide

This Literature research guide will help you locate resources across many different areas of literary study. The guidelines below will direct you where to begin.

Refer to the Articles and Criticism tab for topics about:

  • General or introductory topics
  • British and American literatures
  • Genres like the poem, novel, or short story
  • Literary criticism and theory

Refer to the Medieval/Renaissance tab for topics about:

  • Literature written between 1100-1650
  • Authors like Chaucer and Shakespeare

Refer to the Ethnic Literatures for topics about:

  • Latino/Latina or Hispanic literatures
  • African-American literatures
  • Asian literatures
  • Native American literatures
  • World Indigenous literatures

Refer to the Children's Literature tab for topics about:

  • Children's literatures
  • Adolescent or Young Adult (YA) literatures

Refer to the Folklore tab for topics about:

  • Folklore, tall tales, and popular mythologies
  • Urban legends

The Articles and Criticism tab can also be helpful in finding information on any of the subtopics listed above.

If you need help with your assignments at any time, please use the contact information listed under the Get Help tab above to talk with a librarian.