The Books & More tab (also linked below) on the library homepage accesses our book and film collections in the library.
If you are looking for books by an author, use the Author search (last name first).
If you want books about an author, use the Subject Heading Browse search (last name first).
Most books by and about an author are shelved together, so once you have a few call numbers, you can browse.
If you're looking for a particular short story or an essay, a KEYWORD search works best. It may be in an anthology, far away from other books by or about its author.
Most works of literature written in English --as well as criticism, analysis, and interpretation about the literature will be in these areas:
PE: English Language and Philology
PN: General Literature (including creative writing and general anthologies)
PR: British and Commonwealth Literature
PS: American Literature
PZ: Children's Literature
Instruction Video ~ Literary Research & Criticism
Click on the Library Research: Module 2 widget on the left. This tutorial module provides you with information on how to use the databases and research guides to get started with your research. To view the tutorial full-screen, click here.
Access stories produced by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. Find fables, parables, ballads, folk tales, short story cycles, and novellas - each piece of content has fewer than 10,000 words. (ProQuest)
Search for essays, articles, and miscellaneous works in anthologies and collections that were published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada on topics in the humanities and social sciences. (EBSCO)
Search for journal articles on topics in the arts, humanities, social sciences and some math/science. Most journals have volumes/issues dating from the 19th century to within 3-5 years of present day. (ITHAKA)