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Research, Writing and Study Skills

Reference Sources - What are they?

References sources are a great place to start your research!  They provide general or background information on your topic  and include factual information, definitions, and terminology common found in:

bullet_blue_square Dictionaries
bullet_blue_square Encyclopedias
bullet_blue_square Directories

Reference sources may be found in print "book" format or online.

Top reference sources for English Literature for example-Artemis Literary Sources


Artemis Literary Sources is a platform that provides simultaneous searching of the Literature Resource Center and Literature Criticism Online databases, and selected content from Gale Virtual Reference Library related to literature. Includes full-text journal articles and book essays, for example:

Daplan, Arie. "Marjane Satrapi." Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed! Chicago : Chicago Review P, 2006. 235-52. Rpt. in Children's Litearture Review. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 185. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Literature Resource Center.

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