A list of banned Classics from the American Library Association.
Tips and Tricks
As a researcher, you're a detective, putting sources and evidence together to create a full picture. Good research takes time, effort, and practice, but you'll get better the more you do it! My tips:
Run a couple keyword searches (such as the title of your work and author)
Use limiters, especially date and peer-review
Look in multiple databases
Look at multiple pages
Keep track of your citations and sources
If you find a source you might use but you aren't sure, grab the citation anyway. It's way easier to cut sources you don't need then try to add sources in later.
If you find reviews online (such as on Amazon), check to see if the come from a book review journal. Many do, and the library has access to several, such as Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal.
Ask questions! Chat with the library, email me, or set up a one-on-one Zoom appointment.