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ENGL 2131 American Literature: Start Here

The guide is for ENGL 2131 (American Literature) class.

Literary Research at GSU

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Library Resources for American Literature I

Use this guide to help you find resources about early American literature, including author biographies and literary criticism.

You can follow the guide in sequence for a complete tutorial, or go directly to any section. 

What's in this guide?

  • Types of Sources - Learn the difference between scholarly and popular sources, and primary and secondary sources.
  • Find Articles - Use GALILEO to find scholarly articles and more. 
  • Recommended Databases: The best databases for literature topics.
  • Find Books & More - Locate books, DVDs, CDs, ebooks, and streaming videos using the library's GIL-FIND Catalog.
  • eBooks - How to find and use electronic books.
  • Borrowing & Requesting - How to borrow books from all GSU campus libraries, and from other University System of Georgia schools like UGA, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw, and others.
  • Search Tips for Literary Criticism -  Our top tips to help you search for books, ebooks, and articles.
  • Cite Your Sources - Help locating citation information and formatting your citations.
  • Printable Guides - A printable summary of the information in this guide.



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