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Finding Literary Criticism Tutorial: II. Literary Criticism in Books

Searching in Anthologies

To find the title or author you want within a collection of Literary Criticism (print book):  

  1. Go to the index at the end of the book.
  2. Look for the title of the work or the author you are investigating.
  3. Note the page number you need and turn to that page.

Print Books

The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PS153 .A84 C35 2015

The Changing Face of Afro-Caribbean Cultural Identity

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN849 .C3 B29 2010

Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PR888 .F27 C66 2008

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN3435 .H84 2013

Literature and Gender

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN98 .W64 L58 1996

The Old Formalism: Character in Contemporary American Poetry

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PS310 .S34 H65 1999

The Signifying Monkey

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PS153 .N5 G28

This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics as Literature

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN6714 .V47 2007

Visions and Divisions: American immigration literature, 1870-1930

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PS508 .I45 V57 2008

Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PS374 .F27 W46 2011

Reference Books

Black Literature Criticism

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PS153 .N5 B556 V.1-4

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PN771 .C59 V.1-260

Drama Criticism

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PN1625 .D72 V.1-34

Poetry Criticism

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PN1010 .P62 V.1-98

Poetry for Students

Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Call number: PN1101 .P756

Short Story Criticism

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PN3373 .S56 V.1-122

Short Stories for Students

Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Call number: PN3373 .S3845

American Writers

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PS129 .A55 V1-23

British Writers

Location: Bethlehem and Monroe
Call number: PR85 .B688 V.1-19

Classic Works of Literary Criticism

The Republic

Location: Bethlehem, Monroe
Call Number: JC71 .P513

Aristotle's Poetics

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN1040 .A5 H3

What Is Literature?

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN513 .S2413

The Liberal Imagination

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PS3539 .R56 L5

Mimesis

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PN56 .R3 A83

Power/Knowledge

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: HM291 .F59

The Seventeenth Century: studies in the history of English thought and literature from Bacon to Pope

Location: Bethlehem
Call number: PR433 .J6

Search Tips

To find print and electronic books on literary criticism, you can search in the library catalog, SpartaCat.  Here are a couple of search tips to remember:

TIP #1:  AUTHOR vs. SUBJECT

  • Searching for an author's name as "Author" will return books written by that person.  For example, a search for the author "James Joyce" will return the books Finnegans Wake, Ulysses, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
  • However, searching for an author's name as "Subject" will return books about that person and his/her works.  For example, a search for the subject "James Joyce" will return the books Joyce: A Collection of Critical EssaysThe Conscience of James Joyce, and Joyce, the Man, the Work, the Reputation.

TIP #2:  KEYWORD vs. SUBJECT

  • Searching for a term as a "Keyword" will search for that term in the book's entire record, including in the title and the summary fields.  This will give you more and broader results.  For example, searching for the term "Joyce criticism" as a keyword returns 53 items.
  • Searching for a term as a "Subject" will search for that term only in the subject heading field.  This will give you fewer, more specific results.  For example, searching for the term "Joyce criticism" as a subject returns 34 items.

TIP #3:  E-BOOKS

  • In addition to searching for eBooks in the library catalog, you can also find them using the EBSCO eBook Collection database.  Use the term "literary criticism" along with the title or author of the work.

Video

Watch the video below to learn how to search for books in the NCC library catalog, SpartaCat.  Click here for a transcript of the video.

E-Books, General

E-Books, Specific Authors or Titles

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