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English Subject Guide: ENG. 12: Creative Nonfiction



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ENG. 12: Creative Nonfiction

Learning Goals

You've had some practice conducting research, so this class is a skills review using some different databases than you may have used for past research.  Here's what we'll review:

  • practice your searches in a variety of databases
  • download or email results to yourself
  • determine which databases are best for finding the kinds of information you need

Maureen and Sue are here to help if you have questions. 

Research Databases

Book Reviews

Gale Books & Authors
Search by author or title to find professional reviews of various books. Here's an example of how to find the reviews of Cheryl Strayed's book, Wild. 


Biographical Information

Gale Literature Resource Center (requires a MultCoLibrary card)
A useful source of high quality biographical information on authors.  There are solid biographies available for both Cheryl Strayed and Jon Krakauer.  See the screenshot below to learn how to find the bios quickly.

Gale in Context: Biography (Requires a MultCoLibrary card)
A good source of quality biographies for both authors you're studying. 

Literary Criticism

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