Use the Library Catalog available on the Library's Webpage or below this box to locate books and ebooks in the HCC Library's system. The box above is a Live keyword search box. Type your search term at the "Enter search terms here" and choose "Click to Search".
To locate printed books in the library, choose "Books in the Library" under the Narrow Results By section:
To choose a specific HCC Library campus location, make your selection from this list. For example, choose Hillsborough/Plant City for the HCC Plant City campus library.
Selected books and eBooks about Kate Chopin. To access eBooks, you must be logged into HCC Libraries Online.
To find magazine, journal, and book articles about "The Story of an Hour", search in the databases found on the header tabs in this box.
Databases are used to search for and locate articles needed for the research process. Please see the Logging Into HCC Libraries for instructions on how to access the library databases through Canvas. If this does not work, please contact one of the HCC libraries.
Each of the databases has a different "look" but they all search in similar ways. Typically, you will enter both the author's name and the title of the story to find articles that are about a particular story. If instead, you are only looking for biographical information about the author, you can use the Biography (Gale) database.
Bloom's Literature is a database that provides access to several different types of resources on several authors, stories, and characters.
Allows you to search for magazine, journal and book articles about Kate Chopin and "The Story of an Hour".
At the Advanced Search screen type "story of an hour" in the Name of Work box and "chopin" in the person-by or about box.
Choose Literature Criticism to see the articles available that critically examine the work. To read an article in the list of results, choose the title.
Allows you to search for magazine, journal and book articles about Kate Chopin and her writings. Some information will overlap with that in the Gale Literature.
Enter the title "story of an hour" and the author "chopin" in the search boxes, leave the drop-down menus set to "select a field".
Click on Full-Text, and then click on Search.
*This database contains the full copies of several sets of literary criticism series and is quite a bit different than the other databases.
To locate articles/chapters in this database, type Story of an Hour in the Keyword search box. Check "full text" under more options and click Search.
Choose Literature Criticism to seethe articles available that critically examine the work. To read an article in the list of results, click on the title.