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Prof. Packer - ENG 102 - Literary Analysis: Books

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You can quickly identify books at the Drimmer Library with a search in the Books/Media Catalog.  When searching for books for literary criticism, think broadly. Books are good for finding information about:

   an author's life and literary biography
   a particular genre or literary movement
   a literary theme or device
   a social or historical context for a book
   a philosophy, theory, or school of thought that contextualizes literature. 
   broad scope on the history of literature and how the piece fits into it. 

For books including literary criticism of an author's works, try typing in as keywords the author's name and truncate the word "criticism" - for example, Oates and critic*‚Äč

  • You can also use your author's name in the subject field for biographical and critical material about your author's work.

  • You can also try searching the name of the short story in which you are interested askeywords.

  • On your results list, click on a book's Title to find out more about what it contains and if it interests youit here?" 

  • Locate a book in the library using the Call Number. Since call numbers act as the address of the book on the shelf, and are assigned based on subject, you might want to look at the nearby books as well.

  • Search for information about a particular author by searching the author's last name as  the "SUBJECT" field in the "All Fields" drop down menu.

Books - Literary Criticism