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This guide supports all literature courses taught at HACC (English 201 through English 279).Examples of courses include but are not limited to:: Introduction to Literature; Major American Writers; Major English Writers; World Literature.

How to Use This Guide

  • Literature research assignments will often require you to use "secondary sources," which provide literary criticism, interpretation, and historical context for your topic.

  • Examples of secondary sources are journal articles and books.

  • After finding a "starter" source or two from the resources listed below, try the "Books" and "Databases" links to the left to find journal articles, books, and other types of sources

Background Information

These databases are great for finding your first source! Then dig a little deeper by looking for books and journal articles using the "Books" and "Databases" links to the left.

Here are reference series' that have been particularly helpful to HACC Literature Students:

Books About Reading and Writing About Literature

Guide Creator

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Lisa Weigard
Reference/Instruction Librarian

Office phone: 717-358-2226

Reference phone: 717-358-2986
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