There are many handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias that provide basic information for literary studies. If you are not clear about your topic, try establishing its limits with a good definition and some introductory information. The following sources can give you a quick overview or summary of a topic.
Searching the Library Catalog
In the Library Catalog, you can search Reed and Summit (Northwest libraries) simultaneously.
Choose "Reed Library" to limit your search to books and media at Reed.
Choose "Reed + Summit" to find and request items from Reed and Summit Libraries.
Choose "Reed + Summit + Articles" for access to thousands of journal article links, along with Reed and Summit items.
To find materials beyond Reed and Summit libraries, click the "search WorldCat" button. This expands your search to libraries worldwide and allows you to request materials through Interlibrary Loan.