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AML 2600 African-American Literature - Freeman (Plant City): What resources do I use for this class?

Plant City Library Search

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Books and Ebooks

HCC Library Catalog

Use the HCC Libraries Online Catalog to search for books (printed and eBook) located at any of the HCC Libraries.  As an HCC student you also have access to printed books located at any Florida public college or university.  For assistance with requesting a book from another college or university, please contact and HCC librarian or staff member.  

Example Search:

To locate items in the library that are by or about Kate Chopin, simply type her name in the search box of the library catalog, click and select "library items" from the drop-down menu, and click search.

From this results list, you can see that the library has books, ebooks, videos, and evideos available for your use. Click on "View Online" to look at the e-materials or write down the call number to locate an item that is physically in the library.

Databases -- Available Online

When looking for journal or magazine articles on literature criticisms, start in a Database.  The library subscribes to several databases that will be helpful to find Literature Criticism sources.


Detailed Help

Guides have been created for each of the stories covered in AML 2600.

To view specific tips, resources, and other information click on the title below or hover and click on the title listed under Specfic Titles in the tabs above.

Desiree's Baby

Native Son

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Their Eyes Were Watching God


Tip Sheets

Tipsheets for using the databases suggested in this guide. 

Literature Criticism

When you need to find out what experts think about a literature work, you will look for literature (or literary) criticism.  Criticism can be found as books, articles in journals, articles in books, and more.  In the boxes below you will find instructions for locating criticism in these sources.