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ENGL 1102 - Research Notebook (Plays)

Video Tutorial for Bloom's

Bloom's Literature

When using Bloom's Literature for Part One of the Research Notebook...

  • avoid reference books such as:
    • encyclopedias, e.g., Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature or Students Encyclopedia of Great American Writers
    • works covering many authors, e.g. Research Guide to American Literature or The Facts on File Companion to American Drama 
  • ​select entries from books in the various Bloom's series, e.g., Bloom's Guides, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations, or Modern Critical Views

Sometimes the difference between a reference book and a circulating book is subtle. If in doubt, ask your instructor or librarian for guidance. 

When using Bloom's Literature for Part Three of the Research Notebook, select from any of the results on your topic.