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Context matters. Where the story was written or takes place makes a difference. This guide addresses that.
Research Help by Topic
Use the topic guides for in-depth research, most literature questions can be answered using my recommended resources.
Research by era: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Age of Revolutions, Modern to Contemporary
Literature & Geographical Regions
American, British, Postcolonial, Southern, and Western lit
Literary Genres: Form
Novels, Plays & Drama, Poetry, Short Stories
Literary Genres: Theme
Crime & Mystery Fiction, Folk & Fairy Tales, Gothic & Horror Stories, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy Lit, and Environment & Ecology in Fiction
Literature: Diversity & Multiculturalism
Literatures of different people and groups: African & African American, Hispanic & Latin American, Jewish, Native American, Disabilities, Women & Gender, and LBGTQIA
Literature & Creative Writing
Of particular use to those with creative writing specialization
Literature: Graduate & Advanced Studies
Additional resources for advanced researchers, graduate students, and faculty members
Literature: Reference and More
Contains the odd database that may be of use, book reviews, dictionaries, finding biographical info, LC Call #s for literature, and MLA citation style help.