1. Author search: Locate books, poems, plays, etc. by a particular author: Walcott, Derek
2. Title search: Locate a specific work by an author: God of Small Things
3. Keyword search:
When searching for literary criticism, consider using subject headings for more precise results. If a keyword search leads to a book that seems promising, click on the subject heading links at the bottom of the record to see similar items. You can also select "subject heading" in the "search by" box and try the following:
You can also search the OhioLINK catalog, which contains the holdings of most academic and a few public libraries across Ohio.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition. Copies may be found at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Olin Library.
Book by a single author
Last name, First name. Title of the Book. City of publication: The publisher's name, year of publication. Medium of publication consulted.
A work in anthology
Last name, First name. "Title of piece." Ed./Trans. Name of editor/translator. Title of Anthology. City of publication: The publisher's name, year of publication. Page numbers. Medium of publication consulted.
Article in a scholarly journal
Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Journal Title. Volume number. Issue number (Year of publication): page numbers. Medium of publication consulted.
Article in a Reference Resource
Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Name of reference resource. City of publication: The publisher's name, year of publication. Medium of publication consulted.
Name (author or corporate entity). “Title of work.” Title of web site. Publisher of web site (if available). Date of publication (if available). Web. Date of access.
Search our library catalogs using Keywords, for Titles of books and journals, or for Authors of books and essays. The library catalog is a list of everything the library owns.
Search for journal articles, news articles, streaming videos, images, and more using databases. If you aren't finding what you need for your assignment, use the English Resource page, make an appointment with us, or stop by the reference desk for further assistance. LBIS provides the campus with access to over 375 research databases.