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ENG 426 American Literature before the Civil War; or, The Great Awakening to Rip Van Winkle and Nat Turner: Home

Significant publications/writings from ca. 1830-1831 (the “American Enlightenment”) stretching from the Great Awakening, through the Revolution, to the Early Republic.


This research guide will point you toward online research resources available to you as scholars doing literary research at Pepperdine.

Martin, David. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin. 1767. oil on canvas.  White House Green Room [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Why Google Scholar?

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.