Doing Research for Women's Literature
Welcome to the research guide for Women and Literature. This guide has been designed to help students who are currently enrolled in WS315 (women's studies 315) / ENG315 (English 315).
A message to students from the Women's Studies Librarian:
The main purpose of this research guide is to help you find online primary texts for this class. Although you can find the complete copy of some older books when using Google, this guide will point you in the direction of finding complete online texts that you otherwise would never find. The University of Michigan Libraries subscribe to hundreds of databases, some of which can provide you with the complete electronic copy of a rare older text.
This research guide will help you find 18th and 19th century texts (for those of you in Professor Pinch's section), as well as help you find primary texts from the Medieval and Early Modern periods (for those of you in Professor Sanok's section).
There is also a tab on this guide to help you find secondary sources for your research. The databases listed in this guide will point you in the direction of scholarly articles about your topic. Again, the databases listed in this guide are provided by the library, so you will not be able to access this same information if you just look for it using Google. If you are new to using databases, click on the tab above for Searching Databases to learn about various tips and tricks for finding information.
Although you can figure out quite a bit by just clicking on the tabs listed above and doing some searches, should you encounter any problems when trying to access resources, or if you run into any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you further by email or we can schedule a one-on-one research appointment. The best way to research me is by email. Click on the link listed with the contact information (right-hand side of the page), or email me at: email@example.com. If you need help right now, you can use to the chat box listed on the left-hand side to connect to a librarian (well, if the light is green that is) and a real person will help you.Good luck with your research!