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Fantasy Literature: Reference

This guide is meant as brief pointer to the best in Fantasy Literature for scholarly research purposes.

Recommended Reference Books

Online Reference Sources

Tips On Using Reference Resources

Can't see the enchanted forest for the trees? Research may seem straightforward, but sometimes it helps to have a couple of tips for maximizing efficiency and success. Here are a few:
 
  • If you find a source you like, such as an encyclopedia or a book of literary criticism, check out the bibliography section. This points you to the sources the authors/editors of the reference work you are using, most of which you already know will be authoritative and relevant judging by their parent source.

 

  • If in doubt about where to find a reference work, or if the library you are at doesn't have what you are looking for, ask a reference librarian. They will be more than willing to assist you, either in finding an item at another branch, through PASCAL, or with Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
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