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ENG 102 Poetry Research

This guide is designed to help you complete an English 102 research paper about a poem.

4. Find Sources

Once you have narrowed your topic and thought about keywords, try searching the databases below for potential sources you can use to support your thesis. If your keywords aren't working ask a librarian for help! 

Biographical  Sources

Your research paper includes biographical information about the author.  The literature databases will have some information, but also look for the author in the Gale in Context: Biography database. There are also several recommended books that include biographies on poets (see below).

Literary Criticism Sources

The following databases have lots of sources for poetry criticism. Begin your search by entering the name of the poem.  If there are a lot of results, you can add the word "and," and then the theme you are researching.

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