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COML 398/399: Theories & Methods in Comp Lit (BMC/HC)

Comparative Literature 398/399 (Kwa) Fall 2023

Preparing to Search

Before conducting your search:

  • Consider how your argument might be broken down into keywords or phrases.
  • Compile a list of synonyms for those keywords.  What other terms might scholars use to talk about your topic, and how do these terms reflect the type of argument scholars are making?  (E.g., insurgency vs. rebellion)
  • Identify disciplines that are relevant to your research question.  Also consider the ways in which your question might reside outside traditional disciplines or cut across them.

Finding Books