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Research Resources: Class Guides

ENG 105: The Paranormal

Reference Resources

The encyclopedia of ghosts and spirits
REF BF 1461 .G85 1992

Unnatural phenomena : a guide to the bizarre wonders of North America
REF BF 1472 .U6 C58 2005

Gale Literary Index

Literature and Its Times
REF PN 50 .L574

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
REF PN 761 .N5

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
REF PN 771 .G27

Contemporary Literary Criticism
REF PN 771 .C59

Dictionary of Literary Biography
REF PN 451 .D5

Science Fiction Writers
REF PS 374 .S35 S36 1999

Literature Criticism Online

Contemporary Authors

Where to Discover BOOKS in the Library Catalog and Beyond

Choose the Books & More tab on the library home page. Click on "More Search Options" to access all catalog search functions.

If you need or would like to discover more books after searching the F&M Library Catalog, search WorldCat, a global library catalog.

Use E-Z Borrow, a regional expedited book-sharing network, to borrow books not available at F&M. [E-Z Borrow requires your F&M ID barcode number.]

Where to discover NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Lexis Nexis Academic

New York Times (Archive)


Where to discover SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

MLA Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of articles, book chapters and essays in literature, languages, and folklore.

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields.

Project Muse
Full-text access to contemporary scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

A collection of full-text articles from over 1500 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.


If immediate access to an article does not appear to be available, do not despair! To learn if we have a subscription to the journal or periodical you need, search F&M's electronic and print journal titles here: Journal Finder.

To obtain articles from publications to which F&M does not subscribe, fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form, using the information found in the article's citation.

If you have any questions, would like further assistance, etc, contact:

Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian: or 717.291.3844

Created: 09/10; updated 10/10, ls


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