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Eng 201: English Studies: Home

Resources for your introduction to textual and literary analysis and methods of scholarship in English studies

Oxford English Dictionary

Why is searching the MLA Bibliography better than Google?

  • The MLA International Bibliography contains over 2.5 million records that pertain specifically to language and literature. Material from other disciplines, like biology or political science, is not included.
  • The Bibliography provides the most comprehensive listing of scholarly material in language, literature, culture, and folklore, including publications not available on the Web.
  • A professional indexing staff and scholars in relevant fields review books, essay collections, journals, bibliographies, and electronic publications to create the most accurate listing possible.
  • The materials covered come from reputable publishers in over one hundred countries.
  • Indexers use controlled vocabulary as subject headings, enabling more precise searches than user-chosen keywords would allow.
  • Each citation contains the information users need to create a bibliography as part of a research project.

Locating Biographical Information

Online Guide

Course Description from catalog

This course provides an introduction to textual and literary analysis and methods of scholarship in English studies. Students learn to analyze works from different genres and to use their analyses to address issues and problems arising in reading specific texts. They also are introduced to the major bibliographies, guides, and online sources, and learn the research methods specific to the field. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, writing skills, and research.