Literary Research: Additional Help

This guide contains useful information on literary research and finding biographical information on authors.

Need Help Citing?

It is very important to credit your sources and document them on a Works Cited page.  Literary essays typically follow MLA style and documentation guidelines.

Biographical Criticism

Biographical criticism draws a connection between a work and its author's life and experiences.  Use biographical information to bring insight into the literary work's meaning.  Eliminate any inessential biographical facts to maintain focus on the work. (Photo: Langston Hughes)


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