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Dr.Freeman - ENC 1102 (Plant City): Comparison/Contrast Essay

Course LibGuide for students in Dr. Freeman's ENC 1102 course

Assignment Instructions

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Social Themes in Literature (books)

Stories and Plays

Tips for finding sources

Tips for finding information about specific works and authors is available. These stories and authors may or may not be appropriate for this assignment.

Kate Chopin

Lorraine Hansberry

Susan Glaspell

William Shakespeare

Resources for the Comparison/Contrast Essay

Articles from Databases

By using these online databases, you will find literary criticism about some of the short stories and plays you are studying in your class. Click on the title of the database below and enter your Student ID Number and your PIN (last four digits of your Student ID Number) to access each of the databases.  See the Trouble Logging in? page in this LibGuide for more log in information.

Literary Database Tips

Bloom's Literature

For Shakespeare plays, use the Multimedia guide found in the right column of the home page called Shakespeare Center for information relating to several of his works.  

Screenshot of Shakespeare Center on Bloom's Literature database

For other authors, story titles and characters, use the Browse option found in the top header.  

Screenshot of Browse Full Indexes of Authors, Works and/or Characters

Choose Authors, Works (story titles) or Characters to locate resources.  For  Example, choose Authors. The results default to Most Studied Authors.  Switch to All Authors and type Hansberry, Lorraine in the search term box.  Screenshot of the Author Index All Authors tab with Hansberry, Lorraine typed in the Quick Find box