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Literature: Getting Started

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This guide is designed to help you locate resources about the topic of literature. Use the tabs across the top to get information about different resources you can utilize. As always, if you have questions, please contact a Librarian. We're here to help!

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Electronic Reference Resources

Print Reference Sources

A great place to start your research is in Reference Books. These are kept on the 3rd floor of the SMSU McFarland Library and are for in-house use only.  A Reference Librarian is available to assist you during most hours the library is open.

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
    Location: REF PN771 .C65 v.1-241
     
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism 
    Location: REF PN771. G27 v.1-192
     
  • Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century 
    Location: REF PN774 .E5 1999