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Literature Resources: Getting Started

Literature Resources at Union College Libraries

Literature Classics


Search the Catalog

Search Union College Library catalog to find print or electronic books, DVDs, CDs, and more.

Topic Ideas for Literature

Many literary databases have topic ideas.

You can also search by a specific title or author and search for literary criticism

Finding a Subject for Your Paper

One of the hardest things a student must do is finding a subject for the paper.  The subject must be narrow enough that you can cover it in just a few pages, yet broad enough that you can find sufficient resources. 

There are many ways to read a work of literature, and depending on how you view the work, you might have different research needs. 

If you're having trouble finding a manageable topic, talk to a Reference Librarian.  Whatever your topic or interest might be, a Reference Librarian can help you manage the scope of your topic and find resources.

MLA Citation Format

MLA is the common citation style for literature.

MLA 9th edition Style Guide (Valencia College)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

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