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English Literature Capstone - Greensburg Campus

A guide designed to help students as they complete their English Literature Capstone.

English Literature Capstone - Greensburg Campus

This guide will assist you in developing your research topic and subsequent paper for ENGLIT 1950: English Literature Capstone.  It will also provide you with links to helpful sites and people.

According to the UPG program sheet for english literature, this discipline "emphasizes the development of sophisticated reading that incorporates a complex understanding of historical and cultural contexts."

Scholarly Associations

Sigma Tau Delta is one of several organizations that presents scholarly information in the field of english literature through conferences and publications.  This link may provide you with information related to current inquiries in the field and new initiatives. Think "hot topics" in english literature.

The Research Process in a Nutshell

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject. For example:
    • literary theory
    • literary criticism
    • theoretical framework
    • theoretical terms/concepts
    • historicism/literature
  • Search PittCat and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

The following documents will help you with your research for this capstone: