This guide is to help you with supplementary materials to support your close reading and analysis in order to write an effective paper.
You want more than just critical texts about the work as you also need to know about the author of the work you are reading. An author does not write in a vacuum as their experiences and social environment have influence on how they represent the world.
Much of your success will depend on using appropriate research tools, but remember to expand your research beyond the very basic. Doing so will enhance your paper (and your grade!)
Each essay requires critical sources to inform and support your analysis. These secondary critical sources are to be scholarly. That means you are not going to use book reviews (a summary of the story), but thoughtful and researched essays that discuss the intent of the author, the symbolism, and other aspects of the book.
So, it is up to you while doing your research to locate articles and books and determine their scholarly worth. We will discuss this in the library resource presentation. Additional information is found by following this link on how to identify scholarly sources.
In the modules on this course guide you will see suggested databases and subject headings to use the library catalog. This will not be an exhaustive list, but a path on which to get started as you will find your specific focus and research will take you to paths not yet determined. Each tab will provide ideas for terminology, material from our library catalog (books), and the research databases (articles).
Last Update: August 12, 2014 11:08