Once you have an assignment choosing a topic is the first basic step in the research process, but sometimes you can get stumped about what topic to choose. If you're having a hard time coming up with a topic, you can actually get ideas from the databases on this page. Plus you'll already have sources available right from the database!
In Literary Reference Center you can browse a list of the most studied works. This can be handy if you are trying to choose a topic for your paper, because there are many works about which not much has been written. If you find a work listed here, you'll probably be able to find enough for your paper.
When browsing most studied works, you can browse by:
1. To get started click the Most Studied Works link in the Browse box.
2. Browse by title, genre or locale by selecting the tab and either typing in what you want, or if you are not yet sure, just scroll down the list to see what is available.
3. Once you click on your work you'll retrieve a page that has links to plot summaries, Literary criticism, in many cases the full text classic, and more about the work.