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Composition and Literature  

This guide provides access to resources that support study and research in composition and literature focusing on American literature and cinema.
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This page provides quick access to frequently used databases, reference books, and RSS feeds for literature research and composition resources at the Alumni Library. Use the tabs at the top of the page to find additional resources.

If you need additional assistance please contact the Reference Desk - stop by or call (617) 989-4040 option3 or X 3042 if using a campus phone.You can also contact me directly to make an appointment for a consultation.

Quick Start for Research in Literature

Search multiple literature databases with a single search. See the Humanities Quick Search box below. For more advanced options and more refined results, use a specialty database, such as the ones below.

This is only a brief outline. Explore this guide, contact me, or contact your professor for more information on conducting in-depth research.

  • Alumni Library Catalog
    Search the library book catalog for print and online copies of the author's work or book-length critical analysis of that author.
  • Literature Resources from Gale
    a basic Reference source - critical overviews and selected criticism on a particular author, giving a grounding in who the author is and what they were known for.
    a large, interdisciplinary collection of journal articles - additional in-depth, scholarly treatments of specific works or themes in that author's output.

Humanities Quick Search

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