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Library Resources for Literature Research: Finding Literature Online

This guide is designed to connect literature students with the resources needed for library research.

What is a primary text?

In the context of literary research, a primary text or a primary source is the literary resource you are researching or analyzing.  Secondary sources are works about the primary text, such as scholarly articles.

Literature Databases

The library subscribes to a number of databases that contain primary text material--novels, short stories, poetry, and drama.

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