There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:
It is possible for current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff to access the Rutgers University Libraries' online resources off-campus. Be sure to go through the Libraries Website and you will be prompted to log in with your Rutgers NetID and password.
Please see the boxes below for databases in which you may search for literary criticism, as well as for topics related to English literature.
Gale Literature Resource Center (LRC) is a full-text database covering more than 124,000 authors. In addition to critical analysis of authors and their works, biographies and bibliographies are also included.
1) Perform an Advanced Search for:
2) After looking over the Literature Criticism results, consider looking at Reviews & News
3) Filter Your Results
4) As you scroll through the Reviews & News, note the word counts and consider looking at those that are 1,000 words or more
MLA International Bibliography includes 2 million citations drawn from 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. It covers criticism and scholarship on literature from around the world.
Depending on your topic, you may find searching by the following to be helpful:
· "fun home" AND Bechdel AND coming of age
· "fun home" AND Bechdel AND queer*
· "fun home" AND Bechdel AND (death or grief)
· "fun home" AND Bechdel AND artifice
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