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REMEMBER REFERENCE SOURCES
ALL the reference books. Search keywords, browse and sort by genre, whatever. Credo is magic.
The Poetry Foundation
Search "nature" or "pastoral" and see how the pros write it!
Browse by genre (prose or poetry) and search by author. The "About" section is definitely worth a read!
The Writings of John Muir
Writings from the "Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States."
American Nature Writers
An e-book featuring the works of, well, American nature writers.
Nature In Literature - Pastoral's the Word
MLA International Bibliography
This is the place to be for scholarly articles. The word to search? Pastoral. "Water in literature," "water in poetry," etc might also work.
It can be a challenge to search, but this database can turn up some real treasures. Try "nature in literature" "nature in poetry," etc. or really go for the gold by using the term "pastoral."
Academic Search Ultimate
This database has it all! Start here and see what you can find in the way of "pastoral," etc.
Think subject headings like "Natural history literature" and "Nature in literature." See Ms. Arnold for help with searching.
UIUC Online Catalog - Searches all UIUC libraries.
If a book is not available at UIUC . . .
- I-Share - Searches for items in more than 80 academic libraries in Illinois, including UIUC.
- WorldCat - Searches for items in libraries throughout the world.