Eng 101 English Composition I

Professor H. Tia Juana Malone
Instruction Librarian: Ted Intarabumrung

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Toni Morrison


This guide is designed to help you research 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!



Books

Books

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 Boston Public Library)




EBooks

There are three databases of electronic books, encyclopedias and dictionaries. Ebrary has about 284 documents under search terms: "toni morrison"and "song of solomon".



Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • Toni Morrison
  • Song of Solomon
  • Literary criticism and Song of Solomon

Books


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New Essasys on the Song of Solomon: PS3563.O8749 S636 1995

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Toni Morrison: a critical companion: PS3563.O8749 Z75 1998

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Bloom's how to write about Toni Morrison: PS3563.O8749 Z575 2008

Reference Books

General

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia, Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003. Ref. PS3563.O8749 Z913 2003

Biographies

African American Writers, New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. Ref. PS153.N5 A344 2001
American Ethnic Writers, Hackensack, New Jersey : Salem Press, Inc, 2000. Ref. PS153.M56 A414 2000
American Writers: a collection of literary biographies, New York : Charles Scribner's Son's, 1981-. Ref. PS129 .A55
Contemporary Authors: A Bio-biographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1962-. Ref. Z1224 .C58

Literary Criticism

African American Literary Criticism, 1773 to 2000, by Hazel Arnet Ervin, New York : Twayne Publishers, 1999.
Ref. PS153.N5 A33 1999
Black Literature Criticism, Detroit : Gale Tresearch Co., 1992-. Ref. PS153.N5 B556 1992
Critical Companion to Toni Morrison: a literary reference to her life and work, by Carmen Gillespie, New York : Facts On File, 2008. Ref. PS3563.O8749 Z653 2008


Periodicals

Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about Song of Solomon.
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Use databases to find articles on Song of Solomon.
  • E-Journmal List



Articles

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

Literary Reference Center

Literature Resource Center provides biographaphical essays, literary criticism, summary plot.
Literary Reference Centerâ„¢ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. This is the best place to start. Over 130 articles on the Song of Solomon.
Tutorial

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center provides biographaphical essays, literary criticism, summary plot.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

CLC is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. 9 articles on the Song of Solomon and dozens more on Toni Morrison.

Biography Resource Center

This database contains more than 400,000 biographies on nearly 275,000 people gathered from over 90 reference sources . Good place to find information about Toni Morrison.

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over 90 articles on the Song of Solomon.
Tutorial

BPL Literature Databases

Provides full text for articles published in scholarly journals. You can use your RCC library barcode for access.




Web sites

There are many good Toni Morrison 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, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

General
Literary Resources on the Net
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature
Voice of the Shuttle: (Literature in English)

Toni Morrison
Anniina's Toni Morrison Page
Toni Morrison: Voices From the Gap



Multimedia


Streaming Videos

There are around nine segments of videos under search terms, Toni Morrison.

Snapshot from Youtube







Citing Sources: Style Guides

Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation style
The Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style Guide
The Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide



Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.
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General Library Information


Research guide prepared on 10-18-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: tintarabumrung@rcc.mass.edu