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EN 1257: Introduction to African American Literature and Culture: Welcome

What's In This Guide

This guide is designed to help you with your research for EN 1257: Introduction to African American Literature and Culture. Use the tabs on the left or the links below to find resources and research tips for EN 1257.

Table of Contents for this Guide:

  • Types of Sources 
    • Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
    • Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 
    • Evaluating Sources
  • WPI Library Search (a search tool that searches across most of the library's resources at once)
    • Video Tutorial
    • Search Tips
    • Finding Journal Articles
    • Finding Books
  • Databases and Journals
    • Recommended Databases for Literature Research
    • Examples of Peer-Reviewed Journals for Literature
    • FullTextFinder and Interlibrary Loan
  • Primary Sources
    • What are Primary Sources?
    • Databases for Primary Sources
    • Websites for Primary Sources 
  • A Mercy
    • Resources related to A Mercy and Toni Morrison
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
    • Resources related to Their Eyes Were Watching God and Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Underground Railroad
    • Resources related to The Underground Railroad ​​​​​​​by Colson Whitehead 
  • MLA Citations