Supplementary resources for research work in/on literature
The following may be useful for your final paper for this course, and for research papers in other courses and areas.
NB: for the final paper, you may choose to write on a topic that requires more research and/or use of secondary sources, modern criticism, and other non-contemporary materials. This is one of several options open to you. You may also choose to work on primary materials only (a text—be that in the original or in translation; a manuscript; an image; other objects or forms bearing literary content).
- UBC Department of History Writing Centre: mainly information on using sources, especially correct citation. Less on the mechanics of composition and writing.
– the whole guide (PDF)
- Princeton Writing Center:
– elements of the JP Handbook (PDF);
– online resources for teaching with writing (intended for instructors/profs, relevant for students too)
- The Oxford Classical Dictionary
This and the next items are all accessible directly on campus; for off-campus access, see UBC Library Remote Access.
- Oxford Art Online:
The Oxford Companion to Western Art,
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics,
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
- ARTstor: digital library of images. Access also c/o the library’s ARTstor page.
- New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
- UBC library (includes resources in English translation and in the original languages)
– online catalogue
– research guides by subject with drop-down menus; some of the most pertinent ones follow below
— general Humanities and Social Sciences
— art: medieval Western European art & architecture (400-1500), Renaissance art & architecture
— Classical Studies
— German Studies
— Slavic, Central, & East European Studies
- MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science, a.k.a. ISI Web of Knowledge)