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ENGL 375: Wayward Lines: Black Feminist Literature and Theory: Home

A library research guide for English 375: Wayward Lines--Black Feminist Literature and Theory


Here you will find a series of primary and secondary resources in English literature, African American Studies, and History that might be helpful to you as a student in ENGL 375 Wayward Lines: Black Feminist Literature and Theory. Resources are organized by tabs at the top of this page. Under each tab, you will find information about how to search for each particular type of resource, as well as a selection of frequently used resources of that type. For example, under the Electronic Databases tab, you will find both links to Yale's database search portal, as well as important resources, like the ProQuest database Black Studies Center. If you have any questions, or would like research help, please do not hesitate to use the contact information in the box below to email me or sign up for office hours!

Key Reference Resources

Library Discovery Tools

How to start the research process: some suggestions!

  • Depending on the topic you are considering, you may want to begin your research either with a specialized resource that provides access to books and journals covering literary criticism and literary sources, like the MLA Bibliography, or with a more general resource covering a broad array of topics and giving a general overview of the subject, like Oxford Bibliographies and Cambridge Core.
  • A good place to find definitions and to access general reference texts, whether historical or literary, is Oxford Reference.
  • If you are looking for general articles pertaining to a topic, a good place to begin is the database Articles+.
  • When searching the library catalog, begin a general topic search either by performing a keyword search or by searching by subject, then use the facets in the list of results to further narrow down the scope of your topic.


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Carla Baricz
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Sterling Memorial Library 311C
Subjects: English