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LIT 2000: Introduction to Literature - Ruffner: Getting Started

Resources for Introduction to Literature: how to find criticism, literary theories, and mandatory readings

Library Resources for LIT 2000


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Russell Reece
State College of Florida
Bradenton Campus
Building 3

How to search library resources

Two ways to get started with research:

1. Quick Search:

  • Searching the Library's catalog "all-in-one" means that you can get "anything" all together: books, ebooks, articles, videos, reviews, & more. 
  • Use the "FILTERS" to get more specific.
  • Click on the "GET IT" links to access the resource or to request it.


Search the SCF Catalog

2. Search the DATABASES

  • Choose one database at a time (click on title) and search inside.
  • Use FILTERS and combine different KEYWORDS (for ex: "literary theory", "reader response", "postcolonialism" and the title of works)
  • Click "Full Text" to open articles, or click "Table of Contents" for eBooks.

Recommended databases - Literature

Examples of resources: Books & eBooks

Title recommended by Prof. Ruffner:

Below is a selection of some more titles related to literature criticism, literary theories, and how to write literature papers: