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English Courses & Research: EN 201

EN 201 British Literature I

USE THE REST OF THE ENGLISH GUIDE for information on books, articles, etc. The items linked below are just a few examples specific to your course.

Encyclopedias related to this topic

Check the Reference Shelves (when you first enter the 1st floor area) and in the regular stacks for more great books.

A few examples:

SIFT - Action plan to start evaluating

STOP then choose ONE of the next actions (you do not do all 3!)


Choose to investigate a source when you find something you think you'll want to read and cite.

  1. Add Wikipedia to the base url or author's name and search it.
  2. Check the Wikipedia page for quick credibility markers (that's where you can apply PATS).
  3. If there is no Wikipedia page, find something similar--preferably outside the original source.

Example: A website that provides a lot of historical detail about the history of tea that you're having trouble finding in books. Can you determine if it is a credible source?

Choose to find better, more trusted coverage when you come across a claim you'd like to use but want to cite a better source.

  1. Google the key terms. Use Google News if it's a news-worthy item; use Google Scholar if would be covered in a researched study.
  2. Snopes is okay to check for fake news, but always double-check citations.
  3. If it is an image, you can easily reverse-image search if you are in Chrome.

Example: A website about men playing women on the stage. You like the info, but you want to find something more suitable to cite.

Choose to trace claims to their origin when you need to find who said it first.

  1. Google the key terms if your first source has no mention of the origin OR Google the actual terms if the source does mention the origin OR Follow any hyperlinked sources if they exist.
  2. Once you determine you are at the original source, use PATS to decide if the source is right for you.

Example: A magazine has a quote about lesbian characters in Jane Austen novels. You want to find the original source of the quote so you can cite it directly (or at least determine if it is from a credible source).

A Few Books related to this topic

A few examples:

DVDs related to this topic

We have several great informative films on topics that apply to this course.

Browse the DVD shelves 1st floor OR search in the catalog and limit to DVDs or Audio/Visual.

We may also have documentaries in our streaming video database AVON.