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Information resources for basic literary research.

Background Information

Book Reviews

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Books

Search for books and eBooks using the Saint Louis University Libraries' Catalog.

To find the books about the life and work of an author, use a SUBJECT search in the SLU Libraries Catalog. You'll find a listing of all the libraries books on an author, broken down by subject area. 

To find the works of an author, search for them as AUTHORS in the SLU Libraries Catalog.

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Articles

SLUth Search Plus searches about 50 library databases, including MLA International Bibliography, JSTOR, Project Muse, and the SLU Libraries Catalog.

SLUth - Search Plus



 

MLA International Bibliography offers many specialized search options, including the following. 

Primary Subject Author Search (This search lets you quickly find all of the articles in MLA that are definitely about a specific author.)

  • example: Dickinson, Emily

Primary Subject Work Search (This search lets you quickly find all of the articles in MLA that are definitely about a specific work.)

  • example: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

Subject Search (This search lets you find articles in MLA about a specific subject, literary technique, etc.)

  • examples: ecocriticism, ecology, ecocritical approach, nature
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Writing and Citing

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English Librarian

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