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Use this guide for help in your English courses and assignments.

Researching Chaucer in ENG 354

• To get your required 7 books, 7 articles and 7 web sites, you'll need to search a variety of library resources as well as web search engines.

• Be thorough in your research: look for sources on Chaucer, on your particular Canterbury Tale, on medieval England, and on specific themes of your Tale

Secondary sources, such as literary criticism, are found in books and scholarly journals.

Primary sources, such as medieval manuscripts, are often re-printed in books that you can check out or request from other libraries.

• Use full-length published bibliographies and bibliographies at the end of books and articles to easily find additional sources on your topic.

• Be prepared to use resources from other libraries. Use the I-Share catalog (linked to the left) to locate books at other colleges and universities in Illinois. Use WorldCat to search for even more books, and request books and articles using ILLiad.

• Consider using Zotero, or other citation management program, to keep track of all your sources and search strategies, and to format your paper and bibliography in MLA style.

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