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Why books?

Books are often the best place to start your research. They help provide factsfigures, and basic background information on your topic, things everyone in this discipline should already know.

Books are also a great place to find ideas for your research topic. Use headings, bold words, and chapter titles to discover what research is available in this field.

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Literary Criticism

Literature and Its Times : Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Literature and Its Times : Supplement 1

Supplement covers 100 titles in addition to the original set. Each entry examines both the historical setting of the literary work and the historical events taking place at the time the work was written.

Children's Literature Selection

Growing and Knowing : A Selection Guide for Children's Literature

A guide to the selection of books for children. Part 1 applies reading development theories of the 20th and 21st century to the selection of specific books and covers the characteristics of the various genres of children's literature, including classics and award winners. Includes books for special situations. Part 2 provides ideas for book promotion and addresses selecting books for children from ethnic groups, books for fathers and sons, etc.

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