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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Find Background Information

  • Online encyclopedias and reference works
  • Reference books in the library

Find Articles in smaller, more specific databases

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism 
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online 
  • more . . .


Find Books

  • Search for books in the Five College Catalog
  • Use WorldCat to find books from libraries all over the world
  • more . . .

Find Primary Sources

  • EEBO: Early English Books Online
  • ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online 
  • more . . .


Get examples of...

  • MHC Faculty works in English
  • Sample searches
  • Sources used by other English students

Cite my sources

  • RefWorks
  • MLA Citation format

Find Book Reviews

  • Book Review Index
  • Book Review Digest
  • Newspapers
  • more . . .

Learn How To

  • Find the full text of an article
  • Determine if an article is scholarly
  • Find a book in the library
  • Get help with research

Getting Help

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