Bibliographical databases, sometimes known as subject indexes, provide records of scholarly books, articles, conference papers and doctoral theses. They enable you to do deeper, richer research, and are particularly useful for longer essays and dissertations/theses. Below is a list of a selection of important bibliographies/indexes for Anglophone literary research.
Use of Library Search to find key books on your subject is recommended before you turn to bibliographies/indexes to do more in-depth research.
This interactive tutorial guides you through the process of using databases optimally to find information on your topic. It should take about 15-20 minutes to complete.
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