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ENGL 301: Pre-Modern Women Writers (HC)

English 301: Pre-Modern Women Writers (Watson) Fall 2020

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution Connect from Bryn Mawr College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Haverford College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Swarthmore College  to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.  

The following searches are a sampling of possibilities.  To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.  Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel.  In examples #1 and 4 below, using keywords (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles.

        "sei shonagon"  [Keyword search]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon    Results include "The Politics of Form: Sei Shonagon" pp. 56-78 in            
        Canon Fodder: Historical Women Political Thinkers  by Penny A. Weiss   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

         "women authors" AND poet* AND ("early modern" OR 16th OR 17th)  [Subjects]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

         (race OR racial)  [Subject] AND (medieval OR "middle ages")   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

         (women* OR gender*) AND (medieval OR "middle ages" OR 15th OR 16th)  [Keywords] AND  manuscript* [Subject]                      Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon


Beyond the Tri-College Collections

An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 500 million records for material owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.  Also note that older books, reports and dissertations are often listed with open access URLs.