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ENG 3339: United States Latinx Literature

Types of Literary Research Books

When searching for books for this assignment, you may come across books that are about the poet, contain writings by the poet, provide information about a group of poets, offer critical interpretation of the poet's works.

Be clear about what you need and what you are finding. Ask if you are unsure!

For example:

By the author (primary text):

  • Sueño / Lorna Dee Cervantes


About the author (biography and autobiography):


About the author’s work (analysis, criticism and interpretation):


About a group of writers & theme (history,background, analysis, criticism and interpretation):

Finding Books

Search for your author and/or keywords from your topic in the SPU Catalog for books and ebooks.

Look for ways to limit after you get your results. For example, you can limit your results to ebooks.

You may only need one or two chapters or sections of a book or ebook.

 SPU Catalog Search


results of search for David Mamet highlighting full text and e-book limiting


Link for find full text of an e-book