12th - Senior Research Paper - Kennell

This subject guide will provide you with a variety of literature based on your topic of choice.
REMEMBER: *Use of quotes and advanced searches utilizing Boolean searching (and, or and not) will be helpful, and TOPIC FINDER in Gale databases may be good for you especially when you are just beginning or if you get stuck!
*All sources from the Databases listed on this subject guide already include the MLA8 citation for the source.


Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

Expanding and supporting thesis and literature connection

Gale Databases

Gale resource portal. Allows you to complete a comprehensive search of all GALE databases available and/or to narrow your search to a select few.

Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

Google Scholar

*Look to the right for PDF/HTML links which usually indicate access to full-text
*Select the " to get the MLA8 citation for your Works Cited page
*Remember that the "Related Articles" link may help
*Click the "Star" to add the articles you like "My Library"
*Start your search broadly and then narrow using Boolean operators provided in advanced search mode amongst your keywords as necessary.

Literature Connections +

Literature Resource Center

Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and critical articles published by noted scholars.

Poetry and Prose Selections


*Search by occasion, theme, form (in search box midway down page)

Poetry Foundation

*The search box says it only searches by poem or poet, but you can type in a word like pollution, love, hate, climate, race, science, etc… and any poem with that word will pop up.

Poet's Corner

On the left sidebar, you can link to "Subject Guide" for a list of subjects

Representative Poetry Online

*Enter topic into search bar

Modern American Poetry

*Use the Smart Search or the Keyword cloud

Poetry Daily

*Enter topic into search bar

Searching, Evaluation and Citation Resources

Boolean Operator Refresher

Boolean searching is based on a method of symbolic logic developed by the English Mathematician George Boole. Boolean searching allows us to combine words and symbols to narrow or broaden searches.