Welcome to the Comparative Literature LibGuide!
This research guide is intended to help you locate print and electronic resources accessible in the CCNY libraries, as well as from off-campus.
Each tab represents different types of resources and provides a list of selected catalogs, databases, and websites you can use to locate information you need.
1. Define your research topic
What are you interested in? What do you want to find out? What do you intend to demonstrate/argue/prove in your paper.
2. Get overview & identify key terms
Get an overview and background information of the topic. Use print & online subject specific encyclopedias, and be familiar with your topic and keywords to use. Refine and narrow down your topic.
3. Outline your paper & identify resources you need
What is your thesis? What information do you need to support your argument? Are you focusing on ethical/economical/psychological/religious/historical aspects of the subject?
Identify the types of resources you need (print/electronic? books? journal/magazine/newspaper articles? still images? moving images? statistics? interviews?)
4. Search for information
View selected resources by clicking on different tabs in this guide.
For subject guides in other areas of study, see the complete list here.
5. Evaluate information & Sources
Is the information accurate? Are the sources appropriate for academic research paper?
6. Apply information & cite sources
Cite your sources (MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, etc.)
Utilize "Cite" functions available in online databases or refer to MLA Format & Style Guide (Purdue University). Print copies of MLA handbook for writers of research papers [LB2369 .G53 2009] are also available in the City College libraries.