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English & Comparative Literature Research Guide: Welcome

Welcome to Research in English and Comparative Literature

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Welcome to research in English and Comparative Literature. As you embark on your journey as a student, scholar, and writer, please know that the library and librarians are here to support you. We are excited to share part of your research journey. Please feel welcome to reach out whenever you need Research Help. Best wishes for your research, writing, and scholarly/creative work! 

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Research Support Services 

Pollak Library Website: OneSearch, Databases, Guides, My Library, Get (Research) Help

Library Makerspace: Creative and experiential work: bookmaking, sewing, podcasting, VR, laser cutting and more

University Archives & Special Collections: "the home of CSUF's historyrare bookantiquarian maps, and periodical collections, as well as its manuscript collections." 

Research Help: In-Person, 24/7 Chat, Research Consultations

Illiad Interlibrary Loan (ILL): A free service to request books and articles from other libraries

EndNote Web: Manage, format, share citations

Orcid (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier): Create an account

Information Technology: CEDA, Digital Printing Service, Student Genius Center, Software, Makerspace, Data Visualization, Interdisciplinary College Collaboration Space

Research Goals

Research Goals

Explore research topics and interests
Conduct literary, historical, and cultural research


Analyze / focus topics
Learn to create effective search strategies
Discover subjects and related concepts

Understand research resources 

Distinguish source types
Evaluate sources

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