Welcome! This guide is provided for students taking LITR 201: Introduction to Science Fiction Research.
This course is designed to expose students to the genre of science fiction through a survey of some of the greatest short stories and novels of the genre. Students will explore the elements of science fiction through a study of form, them, character and technique and develop the critical reading skills necessary for independent literary analysis.
You may be required to write a research paper. If so, you will typically be expected to find a variety of sources to support your topic (articles published in magazines and journals, books about authors and their works, reliable websites, etc.). This guide points to resources which should help you on your way.
These short videos contain over-simplified explanation of some of the most confusing aspects of doing university level research, especially if you're new to it.
**Note: They were created by two librarians at another university (Coastal Carolina in South Carolina), so just ignore the references to "Kimbel Library"--what they're saying applies here as well!