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Literature and Literary Criticism

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Do you want to explore the culture or period of history in which your literary work takes place? These databases can help.

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TIPS: Use broad keywords to locate books. Once you've found a good one, click on the Subject Headings to find more on your topic. Sample subject headings (can also be used as keywords) include:

English literature -- Social aspects -- History

Historical Fiction American History And Criticism

Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901

Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

Prostitution -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century

Marriage United States History 19th Century

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