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 English Literature

Finding Books

For books held in the Tri-College libraries, use TRIPOD Books & More to conduct either a relevant:

  • or subject search (which searches subject headings assigned by the Library of Congress).

To find books not held in the Tri-College libraries, use WorldCat, which searches library catalogs from all over the United States and the world.

Some sample searches:

Keyword Search:

E.g.,    machiavelli AND shakespeare

  "william blake" AND (reform OR politic* OR "social critique" OR ideology)

  ("great war" OR "world war I" OR "first world war") AND (literature OR poet*)

  religio* AND "frederick douglass"

Subject Search:

E.g.,   Blake, William, 1757-1827 Political and social views

                    Italy History 1492-1559

  Machiavelli, Niccolò€, 1469-1527 Influence

  Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth

  Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Political and social views

Finding Books