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ENGL 250: Methods of Literary Study (BMC)

Fall 2022; Gordon

Help with Theory

Using Tripod

Tripod: The library's catalog

    Keyword Search:

         E.g.,    Awakening Chopin criticism

   Or Subject Search:

         E.g.,  Chopin, Kate > 1850-1904 > Awakening

                   Chopin, Kate > 1850-1904 > Criticism and interpretation


How do I find the books?

When you find a book in Tripod, check the locations to see which library it's in.



If the book is only available at Haverford or Swarthmore,  SIGN IN, then REQUEST to have the book delivered to Bryn Mawr! You'll receive an email when it arrives, usually in 24 hours.


How do I find where the book is shelved at Bryn Mawr?

Look at the book's "call number" to find its location. 

Book locations are listed here.



How are the call numbers arranged on the shelf?

Materials are shelved by the "Library of Congress" call number classification system. If you need help locating a book, please ask at the  Circulation desk!


What do I do if my book is checked out?
If the book is listed as "out of library" it may be checked out.  You can request a copy from outside the TriCollege Libraries by using EZ-Borrow / Interlibrary Loan.


MLAIB & Peer Review

Search the MLAIB database to find secondary sources

What's in the MLAIB? What is Peer Review?

Citing & Annotated Bibliographies

MLA Citation Style

Zotero: The Tri-College Libraries recommend Zotero, a free online app that can format your bibliography, keep your citations organized, and even save your articles in the cloud so you can access them later.

Need help getting started? TriCo Guide to Zotero

Annotated Bibliography