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*LITERATURE RESEARCH*: Books/criticism/biography

Discover which source or database to use, how to find an article, book, ebook, or video, get citing examples, and help from a librarian with an assignment.

Search for books

On the library's homepage, type a keyword, title, or author into the Quick Search box:

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In the left sidebar (Refine Results area), place a checkmark by Books, eBooks, Video. Click View Item Record in Catalog to locate additional information about the item. 

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Critical Insights

Browse books on the shelf with Dewey call numbers

  • 800 - Literature, rhetoric and criticism
    • 810 - American literature in English
    • 820 - English and Old English literatures
    • 830 - German and related literatures
    • 840 - French and related literatures
    • 850 - Italian, Romanian and related literatures
    • 860 - Spanish, Portuguese, Galician literatures
    • 870 - Latin and Italic literatures
    • 880 - Classical and modern Greek literatures
    • 890 - Other literatures

Oxford English Dictionary

Finding criticism of author works

Enter last name first name criticism interpretation
      EXAMPLE: shakespeare william criticism interpretation

Finding author biographies

Enter su:last name, first name and biography 
       EXAMPLE: su:Woolf, Virginia biography

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