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Why cite your sources in the first place? Well, citing is a way of giving credit where credit is due and ensures that you won't get blamed for claiming another person's work as your own.
For proper citation guidelines for MLA style, check out the library's MLA style guide cheat sheet. The Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab also has a fantastic breakdown of all the variables that come into play when citing using this format. Check out their section on MLA Formatting for more information.
After you've conducted various general searches and dabbled through some of the resources IU has to offer, it's time to get down to some heavy-duty searching. These resources offer literary criticism, including the exploration of various thematic elements, and will surely amplify your knowledge of your topic.
Academic Search Premier
Provides full-text coverage of magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles for most academic disciplines. This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
This is a fantastic resource that will provide full-text options, and allows you to limit results by source type (review, newspaper, journal, etc.) as well as choose specific topics under the "Subject: Thesaurus Term" on the left-hand side of the page (as shown below). Make sure to select the "Show More" option in this section to see the full list. I would highly recommend entering your search terms in and then looking under this subject section to find more keywords.
Provides searchable full-text of historical runs of important scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, sciences, ecology, and business.
JSTOR is a great resource for finding particular details in a broader subject area like literature. You can limit results by journals, books, and pamphlets (using the tabs at the top of the search page), and either read online or download all the texts you find.