Welcome to your course guide.

Here you will find tools and resources to help you engage in research for your course, but don't forget the library has many many resources that are all available to you as Villanova students. Although the resources on this page are specific to your current class your understanding of how to use these resources can be applied to other library resources for other classes in the future.

Other Helpful Library Pages

For a comprehensive list of the databases available to you through the library see Databases A-Z
For resources by subject area see Falvey's Subject Guides page.

Search Smarter!

The Web vs. Library Databases – A comparison
A guide to understanding and evaluating the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly resources

Is it Scholarly? Tips for critically evaluating your information resources.


The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

The Cambridge companion to Toni Morrison

The Cambridge companion to slavery in American literature

The Cambridge companion to the African American slave narrative

The Cambridge companion to African American women's literature

The Cambridge companion to the Harlem Renaissance

The Cambridge companion to American civil rights literature

External Archives

Toni Morrison Papers at Princeton - Link is to finding aid, these are not available online

Faulkner collection at the University of Virginia

 Scholarly Secondary Sources

 Newspapers & Archival Resources

 Dictionary Resources

  Organizing & Citing Your Sources