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ENG 281: American Lit to 1860 (2013): Getting Started: Background/Reference

A guide to research for students in Professor Michelle Abate's class, created by librarians Joan Ruelle and Maryke Barber

Online Encyclopedias

Finding Relevant Reference Books

One way to find print reference books is to limit your search to location: HU-Reference and add relevant keywords:  your author's name or American and Literature, etc.

Here is a quick link to a search for reference works on American Literature.

Some Good Starting Points in Reference

A few likely sources in Reference are listed here.  Most reference works about American Literature will be in the PS call numbers if you prefer to browse.

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Seipp
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MSIS, Information Science
The University of Texas at Austin
BA, History
Southwestern University