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English Literature: A Research & Reference Guide: Books

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018 2:50 PM

Finding Books

Search Libraries Catalog to locate books on your topic. There are four basic ways to search the Catalog:

Keywords (use the Boolean operator "AND" to connect key terms) 
Sample search: frankenstein AND monstrosity

Title (omit initial articles such as ‘the' and ‘a') 
Sample search: room of one’s own 

Subject (use Library of Congress subject headings) 
Sample search: English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism

Author (last name first) 
Sample search: woolf, virginia

For more help searching the Catalog, click on the Help section of the Catalog or Contact a Librarian for assistance.


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