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The Modern Novel: ENG 2512

Research help for the course, ENG 2512: The Modern Novel

Why Use Books?

stack of booksBooks written by scholars and published by university presses are a good source of information for many topics.

When and Why You Should Use Books:

  • You need good historical overviews of topic
  • You need broad coverage of one or more topics
  • You need a summary of existing research on a topic

Remember: Books may contain less recent information, often due to a lengthy publication process. Also, you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!

Find Ebooks at Temple

book iconLooking for an Ebook or Ebook chapter? Use the Library Search to find Ebooks on your topic at Temple.

 

 Need additional help on how to use ebooks? See the topic guide, Ebooks - Finding & Using

 

Quick Search Strategy for Finding Relevant Books in Library Search

One quick way to locate literary criticisms in books or book chapters is to combine the author's name with the word "criticism."  Oftentimes, these kinds of sources are tagged with the word "criticism" in Library Search. See example below.

search terms "Emily Dickinson AND criticism" inside search box

Ebooks of Interest