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How to find scholarly articles and credible background information on women writers.

Women Writers

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Fig. 1. Van Vechten, Carl.  Zora Neale Hurston (1938). This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID van.5a52142. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


Welcome to the library guide for Women Writers!  You will find links to resources helpful for your assignment on literary context and conversation. 

Searching for a Journal

Finding information about an author's life and work:

1.  Use reference materials for pre-packaged information dedicated to an author that can help you see the full scope of an author's contributions.

2.  Use library databases to find scholarly articles on a specific text or a specific author. 

3.  Look for fan sites, including sites dedicated to the author published by literary societies or university departments and libraries.

4.  Explore the variety of periodical literature available.  Use citation lookup to find the journal in library databases.

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