The items listed here will be available to you while you are a student or teacher of record at Baylor University.
This is a only a selection of the resources we have available. Please contact either Pete or Eileen to inquire about other possible tools to help you.
These databases provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, should be available at any high school or public library in Texas and will provide excellent research sources for you and your students. If you wind up teaching in a state other than Texas, check with the school librarian. Many states now have these sorts of state-wide access agreements to valuable research tools.
These databases provide reliable and scholarly information that will help your students grasp the language of literary research and the techniques of writing literary criticism. Some of these sources are like encyclopedias with essays on authors, literary movements, and critical theory; others will lead you and your students to scholarly journal articles, books, or book chapters.
To help your students learn how to tell books, book chapters, and journal articles apart from one another in a citation format, please look at the first page of the guide "How to Read a Citation."
Why you should use the local public library (wherever "local" takes you):
While you are a student at Baylor, you should get a library card from the Waco McLennan County Public Library. There are three branches all within a 3 mile radius of campus: