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ENC 1102 - Bielecki (Ybor City): Chopin's "Hour"

Resources discussed and demonstrated during Ms. Bielecki's ENC 1102 courses' library orientation, as well as composition and grammar resources

Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"

This page contains links to "The Story of an Hour," a short story by Kate Chopin, as well as slide shows presenting a close reading of the story and an introduction to critical approaches (literary theory).

Below those are resources to find peer-reviewed critical articles ("outside" or "secondary" sources) about the story.

  • The "Search HCC Libraries" portal below will bring up a wide variety of materials. Type the "name of the work in quotation marks" followed by the word and plus the author's last name. Example: "The Story of an Hour" and Chopin
  • At right are links to specific literary databases. See "SEARCH" for additional databases and tips on wording your search.
  • Further down are links to a list of print books in the library and an online ebook, all of which contain material about the story.
  • Log-in instructions are on the "Home" tab.

Search HCC Libraries

Find Books, Articles, Media, & more:

"The Story of an Hour": Reference Books and eBooks

Some of these are ebooks; others are located in the Reference room on the south side of the Ybor City Campus library for in-library use only. Log-in instructions are on the "Home" tab. 

Start by Searching Online Article Databases for TITLE and AUTHOR

These recommended library databases will lead you to critical and overview articles about the story and author information. Click a database below and log in (or see the PDF below for more-detailed instructions).



Research and Library Help

Need More?

To search for resources, click the "SEARCH" tab above. For more information on ways to analyze literature, hover over the arrow of the "Genres" tab above and choose your work's genre from the drop-down list or click the "Critical Approaches" ("Crit Apprchs") and "(Literary) Periods" tabs above. Information on writing a literary analysis can be found by hovering over the "Writing" tab and choosing "Rhetorical Modes" from the drop-down list. For library assistance, tech support, and tutoring, click "Help!"

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