Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

English 466: Modern British and American Poetry: Books

Find Books


one search logo          
contains books / ebooks, articles, audio, video, and other media from all CSU Libraries.
Sign in to request books from Pollak Library South and other CSU libraries. 


Find in a library with WorldCat
The collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, including the Pollak Library.
Illiad Interlibrary Loan Service available.

Image result for library of congress image

Library of Congress Catalog offers the largest collection of books among libraries in the US. A great place to discover the latest books. Try searching: "Dracula and Stoker"

Image result for google books

 

A comprehensive index of one million plus full-text books. Searches full text.

 

  Millions of monographs digitized from Image result for hathi trustlibraries worldwide. 

 

 

 

 

 

Image result for project gutenbergProject Gutenberg offers "the world's great literature... with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired."

Search Examples

Keywords 

modernism and poetry

"little magazines" and modernism and poetry
“little magazines” and poetry and Harriet Monroe

Women and modernism and poetry
Modernism and women editors and poetry


Subjects

Publishing, History
Little magazines
Little magazines -- History -- 20th century


Literature and society -- History -- 20th century

Modernism (Literature)

 

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Search Strategies

Be Elastic & Be Specific. 

Both are necessary. Research is a fluid, creative and elastic process. For example, you can narrow down your topic when it is too broad or when you find too much information. Using specific words can make your search results more precise. You can expand, refine, and revise your search words when you do not find enough information or the right information. Always, pay attention to new keywords and subject words that you will discover in the book or article citation/description. Add them to your notes. You may be surprised that your essay will miraculously grow from your words, thoughts, and notes over time.

The following techniques will help you create more effective search statements in computerized database searching.

  1. AND -- To narrow down/refine a topic by combining keywords

    Modernism AND Poetry
    Little magazines AND poetry


  2. OR -- Nested search to include synonyms or related words

    (poems OR poetry)

    ( gender roles OR sex roles)
     
  3. NOT--Use not to exclude a keyword

    Modernism NOT Ezra Pound 
     
  4. "   " -- Use double quotes to search topic as a phrase

    "little magazines"
    "literary history"

     
  5.  -- Use the asterisk (also called wildcard) to truncate words so you can retrieve letters after the word stem

    edit* -> editor, editing, editors 
    sex* -> sexes, sexism, sexual, sexuality