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WRT 102 - Downtown - Writing II: Welcome


Literary History

Social of Cultural History

Thematic or Philosophical Issues

Research Strategies

1. Find authors who share your topic, and learn from them.

2. Assemble sources that together illuminate your question.

  • Biography of your author
  • Literary criticism and history
  • Sources that deal directly with your context
    • History
    • Cultural studies
    • General social or artistic themes

Search tips

1. Enclose phrases in quotation marks

"sonny's blues" 

2. Add your author's last name

"sonny's blues" baldwin

3. Use the database filters to focus on biographies or literary criticism.