This guide is designed to help you complete your writing assignments for Sharon Gammell's English 1302 class.
Use reference print sources and databases to obtain background information on authors, works of literature and literature-related topics. A sample of reference books available in the San Antonio College Library can be found by clicking on the Reference Sources tab located above.
Next, make a list of keywords to use for searching the catalog and the databases. Your keywords might include the name of an author, the title of a work of literature, or a literary theme, topic, style, character, etc. Consult the Keyword Searching box to the left for some basic rules to follow when doing a keyword search.
You can also do a Subject search in the catalog for an author or title: