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ATYP: Literary Analysis

Information to help students in the ATYP literary analysis classes research their critical papers.

Part 1 Goals

  • Create a concept map to plan your research
  • Use Library Search and databases to find library materials
  • Use advanced search techniques to find resources
  • Know how to get help from librarians

Quick Resources

How to use Library Search

This page has videos showing you how to use Library Search to find a book and journal article. The rest of the guide explains how to use Library Search in more detail.

Advanced Search Techniques

This page will show you how to use Boolean operators to search for complex topics.

How to read call numbers

A 2 minute video on how to read Library of Congress Classification call numbers. If you need help finding a book, go to the Service Desk at the front entrance of Waldo Library.


Check out the citations tab for helpful resources on how to cite your sources in MLA formats. Purdue OWL and Excelsior College OWL have helpful guides for each style with examples.

If you're still unsure of how to cite something, contact a librarian.