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ENC 1102 - Bielecki (Ybor City): Periods

Resources discussed and demonstrated during Ms. Bielecki's ENC 1102 courses' library orientation, as well as composition and grammar resources

Literary Periods

The resources on this page will lead you to material about literary periods (such as Elizabethan, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern), which can help you understand a literary work. These resources can be especially helpful if your analysis takes a historical approach. Click the "Critical Approaches" ("Crit Approaches") tab for explanation of the historical approach and other critical approaches (literary theory).

The printed reference books are located in the Ybor City Campus library; some of them may be requested online. Other references are ebooks. To request a book or view an ebook, log in using the instructions found on the "Home" tab.

Literary Periods: Reference Books

The titles below are print books in the library.

Other Reference Sources: Books

Non-literary reference books can give valuable insights into the social and historical context of an author's works. Some examples are shown below. Log-in instructions are on the Home page.

Literary Periods: Reference eBooks

Log-in instructions are on the "Home" tab.

Literary Periods: A Helpful Website (NOT a Peer-Reviewed Source)

Research and Library Help

Search OTHER SUBJECT Databases for Online Resources

Although the literature databases are recommended, other library databases may also provide valuable resources, especially if your analysis uses a psychological or historical approach. Follow the instructions in the PDF below. You will likely have greater success by searching for the topic or issue rather than the title and author.

Need More?

To search for resources, click the "SEARCH" tab above. For more information on ways to analyze literature, hover over the arrow of the "Genres" tab above and choose your work's genre from the drop-down list or click the "Critical Approaches" ("Crit Apprchs") and "(Literary) Periods" tabs above. Information on writing a literary analysis can be found by hovering over the "Writing" tab and choosing "Rhetorical Modes" from the drop-down list. For library assistance, tech support, and tutoring, click "Help!"

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