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Most libraries assign Library of Congress Subject Headings to items in their catalogs. These can help you get good results when searching "By Subject." Try using this screen in WorldCat to explore subject headings for your topic. A few examples of subject headings:
- American literature
- English literature
- Mexican literature
- [topic] in literature, such as
- Blasphemy in literature
- Ideals (philosophy) in literature
- Literature--History and criticism
- Composition (Language arts)
Sample List of eBooks
In general, ebooks about literary topics may be found in NetLibrary and ebrary, both accessible from the Virtual Library under Search & Find Books (when not using this guide).
Search ebrary (You can also find and view ebrary ebooks by searching IvyCat.) A sampling of specific titles follows:
- African American Authors 1745-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, by Emmanuel S. Nelson
- Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts, by Richard Jacobs
- Beloved Harlem: A Literary Tribute to Black America's Most Famous Neighborhood, From the Classics to the Contemporary, by William H. Banks
- Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture, by Jay Clayton
- Doing English: Guide for Literature Students, by Robert Eaglestone
- Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen, by Jenny Davidson
- Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking, 1880-1920, by Pamela Thurschwell
- Modernist Writing & Reactionary Politics, by Charles Ferrall
- Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, by Mark Twain
- Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages, by Jeffrey J. Cohen
- Reconstructing the Beats, by Jennie Skerl
- Reimagining Indians: Native Americans Through Anglo Eyes, 1880-1940, by Sherry Lynn Smith
- Sucking Salt: Caribbean Women Writers, Migration, and Survival, by Meredith M. Gadsby
- Texts and Contexts: An Introduction to Literature and Language Study, by Adrian Beard
- Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body, by Anna K. Silver
- Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog: On Writers and Writing, by Louis D., Rubin, Jr.
Search NetLibrary (You can also find and view NetLibrary ebooks by searching IvyCat.) A sampling of specific titles follows:
- American Ethnic Writers (Magill's Choice), by David R. Peck and Tracy Irons-Georges.
- Columbia Literary History of the United States, by Emory Elliott
- Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature, by Laurie Rozakis
- Edgar Allan Poe Reader
- Faulkner and His Contemporaries, by Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie
- Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Love, by Richard Giannone
- Literature of the Romantic Period: A Bibliographical Guide, by Michael O'Neill
- The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769, by Michael Dobson
- Modern Fantasy Writers (Writers of English), by Harold Bloom
- The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, by William L. Andrews, et al.
- The Poetics of Disappointment: Wordsworth to Ashbery, by Laura Quinney
- A Reader's Guide to Edwardian Literature, by Anthea Trodd
- The Remarkable Case of Dorothy Sayers, by Catherine McGehee Kenney
- Walt Whitman & the World, by Gay Wilson Allen
- Series available, individual books by Harold Bloom: Bloom's Major Novelists; Bloom's Major Short Story Writers
ACLS Humanities Ebooks:
Find Books in the Ivy Tech Libraries
IvyCat (online catalog for Ivy Tech libraries)--Use the link for more search options, or the quick search below:
- Shafer Library (Muncie) carries a print collection of a variety of fiction books as well as a small collection of literature anthologies that you may find useful. (Ask staff what is available in Anderson and Marion.) Books addressing literature topics are shelved in the P section at each library.
eBooks available through your library (Many original works are available--too many to list, from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey to Kate Chopin--as well as literary criticism [what most of our sample links consist of; specific books from these collections will be linked in another box in left column].)
Find Books in Other Libraries
- WorldCat--search joint catalog of libraries from around the world.
- To see local holdings or make interlibrary loan requests (borrow from other libraries), choose your campus location for WorldCat:
- For a quick search only, use the search box below:
- InterLibrary Loan
Once you have a citation for a book from Worldcat or elsewhere you may request the book through the Libraries' interlibrary loan service. When using WorldCat, look for a link called: "Ivy Tech Anderson-Marion-Muncie: Click here to borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan)" and fill out your request online.
- Find out more about this service from library staff, or see the Interlibrary loan section of our library site in Campus Connect: About My Library > Services > Interlibrary Loan to learn more about guidelines for this service. (We are not able to fill all requests; we cannot get textbooks, for example, and not more than 1-2 items at a time.)
- If the book you want is owned by another Ivy Tech campus library (we can get them faster). In this case, use this online form.
- See links for the sites and catalogs of other area libraries in the right column.
Direct links to the sites and catalogs of other libraries in our area (East Central Region)