To find more books about "social themes" in literature, open the HCC Libraries Online Catalog and use the following keyword search terms:
Themes AND literature
Issues AND literature
There is a wonderful series of books on several types of social issues and themes in literature. Enter "social issues in literature" in the keyword search term box above.
By using these online databases, you will find literary criticism about some of the short stories and plays you are studying in your class. Click on the title of the database below and enter your Student ID Number and your PIN (last four digits of your Student ID Number) to access each of the databases. Or, if you are logged into your course through Canvas, click on HCC Libraries Online in the left column, open Launch Hillsborough Community College and you will be logged into HCC Libraries Online.
Allows you to search for biographical information, critical essays, audio clips and video images about an author.
Type Kate Chopin in the Search box at the top header. Choose the hourglass to begin the search process.
Click on the correct name from the list that appears. If your author is the only person with this name, you will immediately be directed to the page with all articles about them. Many different types of content can be found in this database. One good option is Biographies in the On This Page section.
Type "Story of an Hour" in the search box. When the results populate, choose Criticism from the top header.
Enter "Story of an Hour", change "Basic Search" to "Name of Work". Enter Chopin in "Person-By or About" box. Under More Options, check Full Text. Click search.
Search for magazine, journal and book articles about authors and their works.
Type "Story of an Hour" in the first box. Type Chopin in the second box. Change the pull down menu option to All Text.
Under Limit your Results, check mark Full Text. Under Document Type, choose Literary Criticism. Choose Search.
Literature Criticism Online is the online version of highly regarded literary books, such as Short Story Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism. These e-Books include literary criticism, biographical information, literary analysis and overviews, plus much more. The essays are collected together in very large chapters about each author and/or piece of literature.
Type "Story of an Hour" in the search term box. Change pull down to Name of Work. Under More Options, check mark Full Text. After results populate, look at the right column and make sure Literary Criticism is chosen under Content Type. If not, change the results to show Literary Criticism.