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ENC 1102 Weaver (Ybor City): Start Here for All Topics!

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If you need to find a copy of a literary work

If a literary work is not in your textbook, before you go out and buy a copy, try one or more of these options:

Social/Historical Perspectives on Literature

These books are for use in the library only.

Other Reference Sources

Non-literary reference books can give valuable insights into the social and historical context of an author's works. Some examples are shown below. Log-in instructions are on the Home page.

Search HCC Libraries

Find books, articles, videos, & more

Some Search Strategies

eBooks, articles, and other online content require a log-in - refer to the Home/HCC ID info tab.

"Search Terms" are keywords and phrases (not a whole sentence) that describe your topic. The examples below are of some different ways you can use search terms to find sources:

  • "war of the worlds" wells
    • Title in "quotation marks" followed by author's last name.
      • Enclosing words that go together in quotation marks helps with phrase searching.
  • "war of the worlds" and wells and imperial*
    • Title of the work plus author's last name and topic keyword
      • The keyword truncated by the asterisk* picks up all forms of the word (imperialist, imperialism).
  • "british imperialism"
    • Topical keywords only.
    • Picks up material about the topic in general, not necessarily connected with a particular author or literary work.
  • wells, h.g.
    • Author's last name followed by a comma, and first name.
    • Lastname, Firstname search picks up material about the author's life and works in general.

Literary Themes for Students

These online reference books (eBooks) outline how themes are treated in American, British and world literature. Author profiles are included, as well as highlights of major works centered around the theme.

Literary Terms

To analyze literature, you need to know the terminology. These resources can help. Log-in instructions are on the "Home" tab.

EBOOK (log in to access online):

IN THE YBOR CITY CAMPUS LIBRARY (find with its call number):