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The MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography is the major index for literary studies; it's updated several times throughout the year. This is a good place to begin looking for scholarship on the texts and writers covered this semester. The index includes secondary source material on the following subjects:
Literary theory and criticism
Teaching of language
Film, television and theater
Rhetoric and composition
History of the book
A helpful way to search the MLA Bibliography is by using the Advanced search interface to run a "Primary Subject Author" and "Primary Subject Work" search.
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A Sample of Scholarly Journals in Literary Studies
Also called the "New England Journal of Black Studies." Publisher description: "a periodical publication of the Five Colleges, Inc.: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, that appeared more or less annually from 1977 to 1997."
From the publisher: "The Journal of African American History, formerly The Journal of Negro History, was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1916 and is an official publication of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History."