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English Courses & Research: Books
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What can Book Sources do for you?

  • Deep-dive into a topic for a length of time
  • Gather lots of studies together for you
  • Have a chapter or two that's very useful
  • Have an introduction that gives you background

THEMES in literature

It's easy to find books BY authors--what about THEMES in the literature? Use keywords. Here are a few examples of what you can expect to find.

Now search for yourself!

Use OneSearch to find books and other physical items in the library

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Search for ebooks, books, DVDs, CDs, print journals, scores, and other physical items in the library.

Searching Tips for Literary topics

Notice the hyperlinked subject terms on a record page. These are, essentially, official "tags" from the Library of Congress. Clicking on the subject term will take you to more books on that topic.

Or you can add Subject Terms to your search in  Advanced Search.

WorldCat and ILL: Order items from anywhere in the world for free!

1. Click on WorldCat from the Databases A-Z list.

2. Search for and choose an item. If Wartburg doesn't own it, request by clicking "Interlibrary Loan via ILLiad." Sign in or sign up for your account. Submit!

3. You'll be emailed when your item has arrived; you'll pick it up at the library circulation desk. Let us know of any issues.

4. If you need to make an ILL account, click on any ILL button (from the homepage or within a database) and fill out the form.

5. You can request items manually or have the forms filled automatically by requesting from within WorldCat or another database.

Streaming Video

Streaming video database with documentaries on almost any topic.

BIOgraphies and CRITicism

Use the author's name as a subject term. Could add "criticism" or "biography" as additional keyword.

Now search for yourself!