Selecting your primary source text(s) is one of the most important decisions you will make as you undertake this research project. Try to give yourself sufficient time to explore multiple options. You will want to select a primary source that is rich and complex enough to allow for extended analysis and interpretation. Be aware that your research question may need to be reshaped as you analyze your primary sources and learn more about your topic.
The resources and strategies discussed on this page will help you identify relevant primary source material for your independent research.
Searching Primo for a novel or play, or for all the works by a specific author, is pretty straightforward:
Searching Primo for a specific poem or short story by a particular author is a bit trickier:
These resources include major journals that published poetry, short stories, and serialized novels, as well as reviews of literature and commentary on current events.
Think of the major themes of your chosen gothic texts. Are these themes depicted in the daily or weekly press?