Literature Guide

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WELCOME
This guide is to help our fellow Roadrunners with their literature assignments. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at the library.
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DATABASES
Tips for Searching in Databases
VIDEOS
LITERARY PERIODS/GENRES
Classical and Medieval
16th-19th Century
20th-21st Century
American, Canadian, and Australian
Poetry
Classical and Medieval
16th-19th Century
20th-21st Century
Books, Books, Books
The books here are only some of the texts available in the LBCC library collection. More books can be found in the library catalog.
Poetry Books
Literature Books

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Open Resources
Online Reference Sources
Project Gutenberg
Free E-journals
NEED HELP WITH THE CLOSE READING OF TEXTS? HERE IS SOME HELP
In this tab of this guide Roadrunners will find links to resources that provide information about how to do a close reading for texts like poetry.
Close Reading Resources
CITATIONS
A major skill that Roadrunners need to learn is to keep in mind while they do research that they will need to cite the information they are finding. This will allow Roadrunners to save some time returning to look for the citation. Making sure that the citation is correct is also important as plagiarism in papers is something Roadrunners don't want to do.

There are different type of citation styles. In literature MLA is the most common citation style used. However, check with your instructor which citation style they want you to use.
What is plagiarism?
When should Roadrunners Cite?
  • When they are quotating directly from a source. This can be two or more words that are verbatim or when the source uses a word in a unique way, it must be cited.
  • When paraphrasing material of others work within their own.
  • When summarizing other people's ideas.
  • When using facts that are from a source.
  • When you use information that is not common knowledge, even when it's common knowledge in your field, but the reader might not know it.
  • When expanding on other people's ideas like a method or theory.
  • When borrowing a text's plan or the structure, the way it is written.
  • When you use numerical information, like statistics.
  • When you use an image, which includes a picture, diagram, or other infographic.
  • When you use any type of multimedia, like a video.
ZOTEROBIB
Intro to Zotero Bib: An Easier Way to Cite Your Sources
Online Awesome Resources