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ENGL 301: Critical Methods in   the Study of Literature             Tim Hackman   Librarian for English, Linguistics,     ...
Your professor has recommended the  following book for your research:               The Poetics and Politics of           ...
The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic:  Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century              American Literatur...
The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic:  Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century              American Literatur...
Library of Congress Subject Headings             James, Henry, 1843-1916 –               Criticism and Interpretation     ...
Library of Congress Subject Headings             More useful headings:             • Criticism and Interpretation         ...
MLA International Bibliography        • Literary criticism, language,          linguistics, rhetoric & folklore        • M...
MLA International Bibliography          • Search for items related to            autobiographical writings            by A...
MLA International Bibliography          • What are 3 ways you could            narrow this search?          • What are 3 m...
Thank You          Tim HackmanLibrarian for English, Linguistics,      and Women’s Studies      thackman@umd.edu          ...
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  1. 1. ENGL 301: Critical Methods in the Study of Literature Tim Hackman Librarian for English, Linguistics, and Women’s Studies thackman@umd.edu / 301-314-8521
  2. 2. Your professor has recommended the following book for your research: The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, by Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010)
  3. 3. The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature • Do the UMD Libraries own this book? • If so, in what library and section is it located? • What is the call number? • Is it available, or is it checked out?
  4. 4. The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic: Gender and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature • What is the first subject heading listed for this book? • How many other books in WorldCat have the same subject heading?
  5. 5. Library of Congress Subject Headings James, Henry, 1843-1916 – Criticism and Interpretation • How many books are in WorldCat with this subject heading? • What is the title of one of these books published in 2009?
  6. 6. Library of Congress Subject Headings More useful headings: • Criticism and Interpretation • Bibliography • Biography • Characters • Correspondence • Interviews • Political and Social Views
  7. 7. MLA International Bibliography • Literary criticism, language, linguistics, rhetoric & folklore • Multiple countries, languages • Books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, etc. • 1920 to present
  8. 8. MLA International Bibliography • Search for items related to autobiographical writings by African Americans • What search terms did you use? • How many results did you get? • What types of items did you find?
  9. 9. MLA International Bibliography • What are 3 ways you could narrow this search? • What are 3 more subject terms that would be useful for this research topic?
  10. 10. Thank You Tim HackmanLibrarian for English, Linguistics, and Women’s Studies thackman@umd.edu 301-314-8521
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