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ENG 204 OLA: Prof. Anzelone's Classes: Reference Sources

Getting Started

Do you have your topic?

A good way to start your research is to investigate some reference works.  Reference sources provide background information and related topics. The material on the right includes books in our reference collection as well as a link to online reference books. 

You can use the books in the building while the online material can be used in the building or from home.

You will need your N# and pin to use the online database from home.

Books in Print and Online Reference

These print books,located in our Reference area on the first floor of the Library, have basic biographical information about notable authors. Use the call numbers listed to locate the books on the shelves.

Title    Call Number
Major Modern Black American Writers Ref. PS153.N5 M245 1994
Major Black American Writers Through the Harlem Renaissance Ref. PS153.N5 M243 1994
American fiction, 1900-1950; a guide to Information Sources Ref. Z1231.F4 W64
American Novel Explication, 1991-1995   Ref. PS371 .G45 1998


The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides full-text articles that may be printed, downloaded or emailed. Search by author. The EBSCO ebook collection has many ebooks with information about related topics. 

 Click on the links below to access the databases.