This handy work lists the basic reference tools for all sorts of literary research. In the online version you can sign up for a free account and collect the resources that will help you with each research project. We have most, although not all, of the tools listed in the Guide.
Outlines the principles underlying the critical examination of evidence and describes in detail the chief branches of literary inquiry. Practical advice on bibliographical procedure and note-taking, and on the writing of scholarly papers; guides the student through the great American and British libraries; and reviews the rewards, obligations, and ethics of the profession.
The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question: So what?