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Welcome to this library guide for the MFA program. Use this guide to find resources throughout your program.

Questions? Ask a librarian!

Tips for Finding Articles About Literature

If you have trouble finding sources, try these tips:

  • Try searching a different database or journal. Each one contains different articles.
  • Search for the author's name or the title of one of their works.
  • Also, try searching any of these along with a name or title:
    • Time period or culture of one of the author's books
    • Genre
    • The author's other works
    • Literary elements, i.e. metaphors, plot points, etc.
    • Themes in the work you're researching

Video: Identifying Search Strategies