VCE English & Literature guide - units 3 & 4

Guide to research and literary criticism of current VCE English and Literature texts

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VCE English & Literature
Craig Hildebrand-Burke & Andrew McConville

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This guide will assist you in finding reviews and analyses of of the Unit 3 & 4 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) English and Literature texts. The content, though,  will be helpful to anyone looking for hints on reading and responding to texts, or seeking links to commentaries, criticisms and plot overviews.

The Library subscribes to many literature databases giving access to a wide range of high quality journal articles and other publications.

Many of these databases contain the full text of articles, but some provide citations for articles. The Library catalogue can then be searched to find the journals referred to in the citations.

See the Researching literature online tab for guidance on accessing and searching our databases and for more details on citations.

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 You need to be a Victorian resident to access the databases the Library subscribes to.

Accessing full-text from links on this guide

Many links on this guide are to the online databases our Library subscribes to. When you click on such links you will be asked to enter the member number and your password.

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See also our Introduction to the Library guide

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Use the topic tabs at the top of this guide for instruction on using the most appropriate database.

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