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ENG L506: Introduction to Methods of Criticism and Research

A library research guide for the English L506 course

Finding and using online sources

Using the internet for research is something we all do. It's your responsibility as a scholar to evaluate the information you find to be sure that it is credible and authoritative. Use the 'Evaluating Resources' page for guidance on how to choose appropriate sources or contact your instructor or librarian.

The links below are specific to the field of Composition/Writing.

The following links are for literature resources online:

Advance Google Search TIps

Information is produced on a cycle that depends on source type. Newer sources of information and information from niche groups or on niche topics tend to be better sourced online. Here are some helpful tips for making your Google search experience more effective.

Places to look for criticism and more

  • Open web:
    • Google Scholar
    • Book reviews (also found in some databases)
    • Scholarly blogs
    • Institutional repositories (typically searchable by Google Scholar)
  • Social media
    • Follow an author
    • Find a page dedicated to a theory like Postcolonial Studies
  • NY Times Literary Supplement (in the UL Pop Shop - Level 2 of University Library)