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ENG101: First-Year Composition

This research guide is meant to help users navigate resources for English 101 students and to guide them through beginning research.

Short Story Analysis Resources

Use Literature Resource Center to search by

  • works and/or person search. Each gives different results.
  • You will also find an Encyclopedia of Literature at the top of the search screen. Use the encyclopedia to look up literary terms.

Use Literary Reference Center to :

  • search for combinations of author names AND titles. 

Use Gale Reference - Literarture to:

  • find general reference articles on an author or literary topic.


One Search - Finding Articles on Literature

"Search for Articles" searches most GCC databases all at once. The number of search results might be a bit overwhelming, but those results can be further sorted by type. Use the "Search for Articles" box below to:

  • Get a birds-eye view on the variety of results for a topic
  • Find articles in databases beyond the subject-specific databases
  • Discover how your topic relates to other fields of study
  • Limit search results to scholarly, reference or magazine

Type directly in the box below by combinations of keywords to find more articles on short stories and their elements. To search for full phrases instead of individual keywords, use parentheses around phrases:

                   Example:  (The Garden of Forking Paths) AND (Jorge Luis Borges)

One Search produces a large number of results. You can limit your initial results by clicking limiters on the left side of the page once you hit enter.

To access off campus, simply input your MEID and password when prompted.

Search for Online Articles



How to Write a Literary Analysis: Links

These web resources contain information on literary analysis. Some also try to sell a product, so please be aware that these are not official GCC pages. 

Story Links for Literary Analysis Assignment

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