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ENG102 - Dr. Yu Liu: Finding Books

ALEPH - our online catalog

Search ALEPH, our online catalog, for books and media containing criticism of specific authors.  Search under "Subject begins with", entering the author's last name, and then first name.  Look for the subheading "Criticism and interpretation." 

Example:  Ibsen, Henrik - Criticism and interpretation.

If the criticism deals only with ONE of the author's works, the title of the work may be included in the subject heading. 

Example:  Shakespeare, William - Hamlet


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General Sources of Literary Criticism

Finding essays within books

Essay & General Literature Index 

Unlocking the wealth of literature, this unique reference database offers precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections—a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.


Where are the books?

Reference books are located in Room G209.  They are for Library Use Only, but you may photocopyor scan anything that you need from them.

Most of our circulating collection is located in Room G209.  There are two "overflow rooms," so if the book you want cannot be found in G209, ask the Reference Librarian if it is located elsewhere.

Credo eBooks for Research

Credo Reference

Hundreds of full text reference books covering a broad range of topics including art, medicine, history, technology and science. Also accessible from this database are images, audio pronunciation files, a citation formatter, and customizable data tables that can be exported into spreadsheets
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