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ENGL 4027: Poetry and Myth: Resources

This guide introduces you to resources for finding literary criticism and other academic works for exploring themes in poetry.

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Elizabeth Allen
LSU Library, Room 141 A
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3330

First Stop Databases

Search Strategy Suggestions

Here are some suggestions to help you narrow down your searches:

  • Use the AND drop-down menus in advanced search to combine terms (such as the author of your work and its title; the title of your work and a theme or concept; etc).
  • Pay attention to the source types in your results. Many databases include more than just scholarly articles, indexing other source types such as news magazines and theses.
    Source Types in Search Results
  • Use the date range options to narrow down results to sources that are more recent.
    Date Range
Best Bets for Scholarly Journal Articles Best Bets for Scholarly Books Best Bets for Critical Essays
MLA International Bibliography MLA International Bibliography Literature Resource Center
Academic Search Complete Project MUSE Literature Criticism Online Archive
JSTOR JSTOR Literary Reference Center
Project MUSE    


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