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ENC 1102 - Sumner-Kenefick (Ybor City): Popular Mechanics (Carver)

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Popular Mechanics

Raymond Carver

TIP: When searching for online articles, copy/paste the author's last name and the title of the work from this box. This way, you can be sure of a correct spelling.

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Use one or more of these resources to find critical articles ("outside" or "secondary" sources) about the literary work named on the left.

  • On the right is a link to an online eBook and/or a list of print books in the library—all of these contain material about the story or poem.
  • The Ybor City Library Search portal below will bring up a wide variety of materials. Type the "name of the work in quotation marks" followed by the author's last name. Example: "The Story of an Hour" Chopin.
  • Further down are links to specific literary databases. Search tips are provided for each.

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Selected eBook & Books in the Library

These books ↓  contain additional outside sources of literary criticism.

The eBook is available online. It contains an extensive article about Raymond Carver's Popular Mechanics.

The print books have a Call Number. This shows where they are located in the Reference room - south side of the library. They are for in-library use only.

While they do not specifically refer to Popular Mechanics, these books can be useful in exploring Carver's overall work.

Material from these books will be accepted by your instructor for your "critical articles" assignment. 

These books are located in the Reference room - south side of the library - and are for in-library use only.