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ENG 112: The Shawl

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The Shawl

This guide was created to help ENG 112 students find credible literary criticism on "The Shawl" as well as resources that cover the Holocaust, concentration camps, World War II, etc. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

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Use these search terms to find background information on topics related to "The Shawl."

  • World War II
  • Holocaust
  • concentration camps
  • Japanese internment
  • Allied Powers
  • Axis Powers

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Why use reference sources?

Reference sources are important because they can help introduce you to your topic. These sources typically will give you an overview or background information that will include basic facts. The reference databases listed here also include more specialized, subject-specific works that are useful for giving you more in-depth overviews to various topics. All reference sources are helpful in that they give you a place to find more keywords or phrases that you can use to search article databases, the library catalog, etc.

Online Access

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