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Picking a book
As you determine which book you are going to read, keep in mind where you'll be going with your research. It may be helpful to pick a book from an author or culture that you connect with, are interested in, or have some other experience with or relationship to. This way, you'll be more likely to enjoy the research you do to complete the project, and your final paper will likely be better as a result!
You can also get a head start on your research. If you're unsure about choosing a specific book, do some initial research to find out about its context or some basic biographical information about the author. Using the resources below will be helpful.
Contemporary Authors: Gale in Context
Biographical and critical surveys of twentieth-century and current authors, both literary and general nonfiction. Provides access to current biographical and bibliographical data on thousands of modern authors. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.
Broad subject general reference database searching hundreds of encyclopedias and other reference works. Provides subject/topic maps.
A broad ranging general reference collection of ebooks. Search thousands of authoritative reference sources across all fields and disciplines.