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21L.705: Major Authors: Major Authors: Milton’s Paradise Lost & Modern Speculative Fiction: Home

Research guide for Mary Fuller's 21L.705 seminar

Getting started

The links and resources listed below will help you find material for your assignment.

Books and Media: MIT catalog

Books, ebooks, journals, databases, music, and videos at MIT.

Scholarly articles

The article database listed below is the most comprehensive, although since it does not contain the full-text, you will have to click on a "Get this @ MIT" button to link to another source. Likewise, it is searching descriptions of the articles, not the full-text of the articles, so err on the side of keeping your searches somewhat broader than you would in a full-text database (at least to start)

Search Tips for MLA:

  • Click "Search"
  • Type the name of the writer you're researching into a search box and change the default to "Primary Subject Author"
  • Type the name of the work you're researching into a search box and change the default to "Primary Subject Work"

Scholarly articles with full-text

Because the databases listed below can search the entire text of the articles they contain, you can be very specific in your searches and type multiple keywords if you wish. However, keep in mind they are not comprehensive - searching the MLA will probably turn up many more article citations. 

Search Tips:

  • Try the name of the author, the work, and your topic words in the search box, separated by the word "and"
  • For example, milton AND "paradise lost" AND gender

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