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 Filter 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 "Desiree's Baby", search in the databases below.
Databases are used to search for and locate articles 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 the 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 "Desiree's Baby".
At the Advanced Search screen type "desiree's baby" in the "Name of Work" box and "chopin" in the "person-by or about" box.
Make sure there is a check mark next to the More Options > "full text." This will ensure that the results are able to be read online immediately. Finally choose "Search" and a list of articles will appear.
The list of results will show under the Content Types section as seen below. 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 database.
Allows you to search for essays and biographical information about Kate Chopin and her writings that appear in large collections of literary criticism.
*This database contains the full copies of several sets of literary criticism series and is quite a bit different than the other databases.