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New databases are available on the library website:
This includes biographical and limited critical information on authors commonly studied in schools and colleges. Also lists further readings about the authors. This is in electronic format only.
Denotation - dictionary definition of a word
Little is recorded in the annals of Sechnassach's reign except his death. He was killed in November 671 by Dub Dúin, king of , a minor Uí Néill kingdom on the upper reaches of the near . His brother Cenn Fáelad became High King after him, probably in 672.
AP Literature Terms &Literary Terms/Devices
Some may tell you that a good paper rephrases a writing prompt as a statement rather than a question. Do not believe it. Instructors want to see evidence that you have read the work in question with enough seriousness to reply to the prompts given in your own way. Remember: If an answer seems obvious, keep digging.
A good argument in an essay on literature has:
There are lots of series which include plot synopses and basic criticism of famous novels. Frank Magill's Masterplots and Critical Surveys are reasonably reliable and most articles are written by scholars. Other sources, like Cliff's Notes, are sometimes also written by scholars, but be sure and check to see that the author has good credentials (for example, a master's degree or PhD in literature).
A step beyond the teacher’s assignment
This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting.