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Welcome to Waggoner Library’s Literature Research Guide!

Use this guide to:

  • Find specialized literary references
  • Find books, in print and eBooks
  • Find scholarly journal articles
  • Find reliable, relevant Internet resources
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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 print reference books are also part of online collections such as the Literature Resource Center. The OPAC has links to online resources as well as call numbers for print resources.  Some print reference titles that may be helpful include:

    • Cyclopedia of World Authors                    Ref PN 451 .M36
    • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800      Ref. PN 86 .L53
    • European Authors, 1000-1900                  Ref PN 451 .K8
    • Masterplots II: American Fiction Series     Ref PN 846 .M37
    • Granger's Index to Poetry (7th edition)      Ref PN 1022 .G7
    • Hispanic Literature Criticism                     Ref PQ 7081 .A1 H573 
    • American Women Writers                        Ref PS 147 .A42
    • African American Writers                         Ref PS 153 .N5 A344
    • Twentieth Century Sci Fiction Writers        Ref PS 374 .S35 T89

      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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