Research guide for students in Dr. Keith Green's Intro to English Studies course (fall 2018).
Intro to English Studies
This guide is intended as a starting point for research in English literature and associated fields. On this page, you will find information about finding books and articles using the Paul Robeson Library.
QuickSearch is the best place to start your search for either books or articles. You can limit your results to just books by clicking on "Books" (under "Resource Type."
Below you will find a video that walks you through how to use QuickSearch to find a book on a specific topic.
You can also use QuickSearch to search for articles. QuickSearch is a single search portal that can making finding sources easier, but it is not exhaustive and sometimes you will need to consult subject-specific databases in order to find the best articles for your topic. Here are some databases that you might consult for this course:
The MLA International Bibliographyindexes critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, folklore, film, and the teaching of language and literature in journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings and other materials.
ilm & Television Literature Index (FTLI) is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering all types of writing, including industry papers, news journalism, and scholarly academic journals on topics for film and television.
Project Muse ® provides full-text access to more than 320 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities; social sciences; and mathematics. Fields covered include literature and criticism; history; the visual and performing arts; cultural studies; education; political science; gender studies; economics; and many others.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 pulls together digitized source material from archives around the world relating to the history of slavery with a focus on the various forms slavery has taken around the globe, abolition movements, and the legacy of slavery.
Black Thought and Culture offers the full text of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writing by leading figures in African American life and culture. Types of material include articles and essays, monographs, speeches, interviews, pamphlets and correspondence. Includes a wide selection of abolitionists' writings from the nineteenth century.