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Background Information on Literature
Gale Virtual Reference Library has a collection of works on literature. You can type your keyword(s) in the search box on the right hand side to search all the works at once
Literary Devices is a website that gives information on different literary devices. Each entry consists of a definition and examples of each device.
Background information on all topics
Full-text dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
A collection of encyclopedias and handbooks on many subjects. Searchable as a group or individually.
Provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Covers current social issues. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Databases and online resouces to help focus your research question
The following databases are excellent places to browse for a topic and begin your research. Log-in when off campus using your MyWCC username and password.