12th British Literature - Tsang

This subject guide provides links to databases and eBook materials tha twill allow you to effectively survey the literature with regard to your selected author. You will find critical essays and articles based on the main themes in your author's works. *Be sure to search your author, as well as his/her specific works, and remember the power of quotation marks.

Author ideas

Resource Availability Chart

This is an evolving list of British authors (novelists, playwrights, and poets) and the general availability of resources for each.

Library Catalog Resources

Fish For Info - Library Catalog and/or SORA on Right

Start here to secure books (print, e, or audio) by or about your author and your author's works.
*To log in to SORA - use your Lunch number (with a leading zero if it is only 4 digits)
*To log in to the Catalog use your Full First and Last name and your lunch number (no leading zero)

Rochester Regional Five Systems (Interlibrary Loan)

Search here if you cannot find anything in our local catalogs above. You must let Mrs. Freeman know the book title and author so that she can request it for you.
*Note that it may take a few days to a week to receive it. Submit requests asap!

Section 1 - Biography

Gale Ebooks

Virtual Reference Library
*These were formerly in print.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

* Save to your Google Drive as a Google Doc and then Copy and Paste the MLA citation in the Document. (All GALE databases will have the citation already embedded in the text.)

Section 2 - Literary Connection
You may still use any of the above resources, as well.

Literature Resource Center

*Section #1 - BIOGRAPHIES (on right)
*TOPIC FINDER - visual (back to topic finder/reset)
*Section 2: Topic and Work Overviews (on right)

Gale Databases

*May be helpful if you are not doing an author (e.g. a songwriter or band)
*Be sure to select to search all the databases available.

Google Scholar

*Use this if you are really struggling to find information on your selected writer or if you want to explore something additional! (See tutorial below.)

Google Scholar Tutorial

0:00 - Search tips and tricks 9:45 - How to use results 11:56 - How to track results

Section 3 - Current/Historical Trends linked to aspect of author's work
*You may still use any of the above databases, as well.

Opposing Viewpoints

*Topic Browse is an option.
*Keep an eye on Search Assist bar.
*Quotes for "strings of words"
*Advanced searches with subject and keyword

MLA 9 - How To

MLA 8 Format Tools

One stop shop for citation creation!