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ENG 444 - Professor Huff

This guide will help students gather sources need to complete the Research Project assignment for Professor Huff's ENG 444 course.

Which search terms to use?

When looking for literary criticism of a novel or short story, usually the book or story's title and the last name of its author will suffice. In databases that offer multiple boxes for your search terms, type the title in one box and the author's name in another. In databases that offer a single box, type them in the box with the word "AND" between them, like this: 

Dracula AND Stoker

If you're looking for literary criticism that focuses on a specific aspect of a novel or story, try searching using the work's title and a word or two that represent the chosen aspects of the work. Separate your terms in separate boxes when they're available, or connect them with "AND" in a single box, as described above. For example: 

Dracula AND gender

Literary criticism databases

These databases contain literary criticism. They will help you find analyses and interpretations of the story you're researching. 

Education databases

If you plan to create a plan for teaching about the Gothic or a Gothic text, you might find information in these databases that will help you create your lesson.