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LIT 2000 - Freeman - Plant City: How to Write About Literature

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Keyword Search Terms

Developing Keyword Search Terms can be tricky.  Remember these few points:

  • Keep them simple
    • Two to three word phrases
    • Example:  feminist AND literature; "Harlem Renaissance"; "Kate Chopin"; "The Yellow Wallpaper"
    • Place quotation marks around two to three word phrases or titles of stories

See the Literary Criticism Sources Guide Start Searching page for more literature related search strategies.

Databases to use for Literary Resources

Bloom's Literature

Bloom's Literature 

Bloom's Literature is a literary database providing access to many different types of resources on literature topics.  One of these resources is a series called "How to Write About".  Follow the steps below to access this section of Bloom's Literature:

  1. Open Bloom's Literature by choosing the database title below
  2. At the Top Header section, Choose Browse
  3. Under Special Features, Choose How to Write About

Authors you are reading in LIT 1000 that are covered in this section of Bloom's Literature:

  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • James Joyce
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Virginia Woolfe

The "How to Write About" section also covers topics such as:  How to Write a Good Essay; Writing about Themes, Characters, History and Context and more.