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Welcome to the course guide for ENG 2200: Critical Reading and Interpretation. This guide is tailor-made to help with the assignments for the course. Explore library resources linked below, and remember, you can always ask a librarian for help!
Find: Books & eBooks
The library's online catalog searches not only items available at HPU Libraries, but items available at libraries in our area (Triad Academic Library Association) and libraries around the world. If you find an item in our catalog that is not available at HPU, you may be able to go to a local TALA library and check it out, or request to borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
Access to thousands of full-text ebooks on a variety of topics. Search across the entire collection by title, author, or keywords.
Includes over 4,000 popular and classic eBooks and audiobooks, many of which are available to read on your Kindle. You can also download their Libby app or use their in-browser reader.
Find: Scholarly Articles / Literature Criticism
MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO
Produced by the Modern Language Association, this resource provides access to scholarly journal articles, books and dissertations on the subjects of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as rhetoric and the teaching of language and literature.
Gale Literature via NCLIVE
Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
Find: Background Research
Credo Reference via NCLIVE
Credo is a database of background content, containing full-text entries to help learn the basics of any topic. Start your research here to focus your topic, find keywords and people, and discover more in-depth books and articles.
Gale in Context: Biography via NCLive
Authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, and multimedia on more than 750,000 individuals. Continuously updated with new biographies.
Biography Reference Center via NCLive
Contains more than 430,000 full-text biographies. In addition to searching the names of individuals, users can also search by occupation, nationality, and publication, to pull larger groups of people.
OED - Oxford English Dictionary
The OED provides authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words; traces the usage of words from their first recorded occurrence to the modern period; offers the best in etymological analysis and detailed listings of variant spellings; uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to show pronunciation. HPU Libraries' subscription provides access to the complete full text of the OED.
Find: Streaming Documentaries
Films on Demand via NCLIVE
With access to over 33,000 full-length videos, Films on Demand continues to provide educational content across a broad range of subject areas. Includes content from sources like British Pathè, Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, and the Associated Press. Many of these titles are accessible through the HPU Libraries online catalog.
AVON (Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press)
Includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles. There are thousands of award-winning films, Academy,® Emmy,® and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.