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Find all kinds of literature resources here - criticisms, biographies, original works, reference sources and electronic sources, anything you would need to complete assignments.

Why Reference?

Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts. The Library has reference materials both online and in print.

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Literature Resources in Waggoner Library

Waggoner Library has an extensive collection of literature resources. You are able to find literature criticisms, critical essays, original works, scholarly journal ariticles, biographies and writing timelines as well as media resources.  Our resources represent all genres, nationalities, and many ethnicities and are accessible in several formats - print books and eBooks; specialized databases accessing scholarly journals and reference sources in print and online as well as reliable Internet sites. 

Reference Books

Many reference books are also part of online collections such as Gale Artemis Literary Sources. The library website has links to online resources as well as call numbers for print resources.  Some reference titles that may be helpful include:

Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry  Ref PN 1022 .G7
Cyclopedia of World Authors   Ref PN 451 .M36
Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 Ref. PN 86 .L53
Masterplots II: Christian Literature eBook
Hispanic Literature Criticism 
Ref PQ 7081 .A1 H573 
African American Writers
Twentieth Century Sci Fiction Writers
Ref PS 374 .S35 T89

Accessing Waggoner Resources from Off Campus

If you are off campus and are accessing library databases or other proprietary resources, you will be prompted to authenticate your Trevecca status by entering your name and library barcode number.  Once those have been successfully entered, the proprietary resources will open and function as if you were on campus. The diagram above shows the sequence for the barcode numbers. Check out the short video tutorial linked below if you still have questions.

What if you don't have an ID? Contact either your course program office or the library for help with this.


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