Looking to include relevant research to enhance your understanding of your poem?
You've come to the right place!
Develop Search Terms
Due to the fact that relevant research is requested for the analysis of your poem, you will become well acquainted with the library's catalog by the end of this assignment. Before the research process begins, it is wise to brainstorm and construct solid search terms. Write them down. These terms will help you locate applicable books and articles that you can use in your research paper.
Step 1: Your first search term is the author's name. To locate information about the author, search the author's name in the library catalog.
Step 2: Next, if you haven't already found critical analyses of the author's body of work, search the author's name AND criticism.
Step 3: For this assignment you also have to investigate the poem's historical contexts or artistic precursors, When brainstorming, your poem should be the first place to look. While reading through your poem, major themes or ideas may emerge. Also consider the biographical facts and criticism that you've found.What have you learned about the world in which your poet lived? These are your next search terms!
Search the library's catalog - the Brenau Discovery Search immediately below
The catalog will link you to online books and articles on your topic. Both books and articles are great for this assignment. If an article or book you want is available in print but not electronically, - for example Available Brenau Trustee Library Main Collection MAIN PR1177 .V53 1995 - Ask A Librarian to email you the section you need!
More sources if you don't find what you need in the catalog! These multidisciplinary sources will cover everything you need from anthropology to zoology, history, the arts, and politics included... everything!
Even more sources! These sources will cover the arts.
And more... history and politics.
And more... literature.
And more... sociology.