It may feel disorientating to receive a research assignment from an instructor, especially if you have never done literary research before. You may be familiar with the topic of the assignment a bit, but how will you complete the work? It can help to follow a "process." Try the one we outline below. Not comfy? Mix it up to suit your personal research style!
Your Metamorphosis assignment (Essay #3) asks you to find some sources for one of the two topics you have been offered. The CCSF Library, in particular, can help you:
We will derive some of your search words from your topics, as well as from your own brainstorm.
Your topics related to "The Metamorphosis" offered by Professor Goldberg are:
And your sub-topic - what sticks out to you?
This combination of terms will be helpful in finding the literary source you need, though certainly, try other words you think a literary scholar might include in their work!
When I put these together in an online search, it would look like:
Metamorphosis and Kafka and [insert your sub-topic here]
When searching for sources:
After you have read your sources and decided you will use them in your essay, be sure to add them to your Works Cited list! You can create it from scratch, or use the library subscribed tool, NoodleTools. More about MLA style citations and NoodleTools are available on the "CIting Sources" page.