A reference book can be a good starting place for an unfamiliar topic, providing an overview and key terms to use in further searches. However, many reference books cannot be counted in your required number of sources. Start with the collection of reference books in Gale Virtual Reference Library.
These databases are good places to start your literature-related research. If you have difficulties locating sources on your topic, remember the librarians are available to help.
Literature Resource Center contains biographical information for most authors. You can also check these sources.
Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?
Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.
Google Scholar offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been. The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.
Go into the preferences of Google Scholar and select Pepperdine University from Library Links.
In this class, we will read and discuss fiction, poetry, drama, and memoirs by prominent Jewish authors of the past century. The reading list will include Elie Wiesel, Cynthia Ozick, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Linda Pastan, Edward Lewis Wallant, Molly Antopol, and others. In addition to close reading of the texts, we will be looking at these works in their social, religious, and historical contexts, as well as in relation to the authors’ lives.