||Welcome to the Library's resource page for ENG452: Studies in Short Fiction!
Use this guide to find information about writers and the cultural, economic, geographical, political, and social influences that may have impacted an author's writings. Included are search strategies for finding works by and about writers and literary topics, lists of useful resources from the ODU Library's Reference Stacks, and links to research databases for articles.
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Use these three search strategies below for finding works by and about a writer as well as on a literary topic. For additional help, visit our page for online guides and tutorials or .
Search by Author and type last name first, then the first name
Example: will yield autobiographies and original works by Stephen Crane.
Tip: When you search for an author, you may have a list of names from which to choose, as in the example above.
Search by Subject and type the writer's last name first, then his/her first name.
Example: will yield biographies, bibliographies, criticisms by other writers about Philip Roth and his writings.
Search by Keyword and type in the words that represent your topic.
Example: for the topic of identity in Kafka's short fiction. Use AND to join your words to make sure each part of your topic is represented in your search.
Or search by Subject using one or more of the to find information about the genre, time period, or cultural, literary, political, religious or social climate impacting the author whose works you are researching.
Reference works may be intended for a general audience or for a scholarly audience within a specific discipline. It is recommended that you read the preface or introduction to a work to help determine what kind of information, as well as the authority and knowledge of the contributing authors, you can expect to find.
- . 928.1 K96a
- . 928.731 B959a, 1962
- 809 D56151 v. 12 (DLB)
- 810.9 A3594wr
- 809 D5615L, v. 8, pt. 1&2 (DLB)
- 810.3 H325o, 1995
- 810.900 W9393a
- . 809 D5615L v. 159 (DLB)
- 809 D5615L V. 135 (DLB)
- . 809 D56151, v. 156 (DLB)
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- 809 D56151, v. 139 (DLB)
- 820.9 C178, 1992
- 820.3 H342o, 2000
- 803 E198w, 1999
- 809 D56151, v. 238 (DLB)
- (look in index of latest volume to find the correct volumes(s) for author information) 928.1 G152s
- 813.01 W363a, 1983
- 809 D56151, v. 78 (DLB)
- 809 D56151, v. 86 (DLB)
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- 809 D56151, v. 244 (DLB)
- 813.0108 F1198f
- 823.4 K47m, 1950
- 820.994 D3466s
- * (request via OhioLINK)
- 809.034 N714
- 809.31 S559
- 809.04 T971t
- 902.02 T765p
- 909 T48241, 1991.
- 902.02 G888t
| (TIP: Search in article titles, subject headings)
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According to one of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from the Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL), information literate students are able to access needed information effectively and efficiently and retrieve information online or in person using a variety of methods (standard 2.3.).,
This course page was created to help meet the following desired outcomes of that standard, wherein the information literate student:
- Uses various search systems to retrieve information in a variety of formats
- Uses various classification schemes and other systems to locate information resources within the library or to identify specific sites for physical explorations
- Uses specialized online or in-person services available at the institution to retrieve information needed
Page last modified: 05 November 2013 | , ODU Library
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