Course: Eng 102 English Composition II

Professor Patrick King

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This guide is designed to help you research English Composition II topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!

Today our goal of this session is to find some articles of literary critiques, analytically discussing the selected American short story and classical Greek play below.

  1. The Old Man and the Sea
  2. Oedipus the King

  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • Please contact me, Ted (Totsaporn) Intarabumrung,, if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • "old man and the sea"
  • "hemingway" and "old man and the sea"
  • "sophocles" and "oedipus the king"
  • "sophocles" and "oedipus the king" and "psychology"

New Books

Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex PA4413 .O7 Y4
Oedipus Rex [videorecording: in RCC use only] PN1997 .O33 2002

Reference Books

General Reference
Crowell's Handbook of Classical Drama by Richmond Hathorn. REF PA3024 .H35
Fifty Key Classical Writers by Alison Sharrack. REF PA3002.75 .S53 2002
Masterplots. REF PN44 .M33 1996
Twentienthy Century Authors: A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature. REF 771 .K86 1973

Corseni Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavior Science. REF BF31 .E52 2001
Enclycopedia of Psychology. REF BF31 .E52 2011
Enclyclopdia of World Literature in the 20 th Century. REF PN774 .L433
Literary Criticism
Contemporary Literary Criticism. REF PN 771 .C59


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • Contemporary Literature


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism(On Campus)providing a collection of critical eassys on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a bibliographical/critical introduction, listing of pprincipal works, and sources for further study. Off Campus
  • Literary Reference Center, providing 367 articles under the search term, "oedipus", and 205 articles under the search term, "old man and the sea".
  • Academic Search Premier, proving 867 articles under the search term, "oedipus", and 104 articles under the seach term, "old man and the sea".
  • Credo Reference, providing comprehensive information.
  • Biography Resource Center, providing biographical essays on authors.
  • Electronic Books: Literary Criticism On CampusAccess, providing two books edited by Bloom about "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Oedipus the King". Off Campus Access

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Cornell University Library has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

Basic Research Help

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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 11.27.07 by Ted Intarabumrung: