Library Research Guide
Welcome to the Libraries' ENGL 310 Class Guide! This guide is designed to help you learn how to use K-State Libraries' many resources. If this guide does not have the information you are looking for, don't hesitate to Ask A Librarian for help any time during the Libraries' service hours.
Go directly to the K-State Libraries home page.
These handouts help focus the research process.
Visit the English Research Guide for more research tips.
Contact Sara K. Kearns via email or schedule an appointment (see contact information on this page.)
This guide will direct you to finding appropriate books, journal articles, and other documents for literary criticism. We will focus on academic and peer-reviewed resources.
This guide is organized into separate pages: getting started, reference materials, journal articles, and books. Click on the tabs on the left side of the screen to navigate through the guide.
Start with MLA International Bibliography and Project Muse. See the Journal Articles & Book Chapters page for more options.
Start with Search It and WorldCat. See the Books page for more options.
Brainstorm a list of keywords before you even start researching. You will use these keywords as search terms in databases, keyword searches in texts, and to navigate the index to books.
To do so, ask yourself two questions:
1. What do I know about my topic?
2. What do I want to know about my topic?
List out the answers to those questions using single words or simple phrases. These will become your keywords.