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DHS Library Catalog - Search for Books & eBooks

Use the link below to search DHS Library's online catalog.  eBooks are also available in the library catalog and can be identified by a blue or green book icon with an e on the front. eBook Follett eBook

TIP:  To find literary criticism books, try conducting a keyword or subject search on your author's name.

TIP:  Well-know series include Bloom's Major Literary Characters, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations, Bloom's Modern Critical ViewsLooking at Literature through Primary Sources, Social issues in literature (new!)Twayne's English Author Series, Twayne's World Author Series, Twentieth Century Interpretations, Understanding Literature, and more.

 

Reference Books (PRINT)

The following recommended PRINT sets are available in the Reference Area of the DHS Library.  Call #s are listed below.

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Contemporary Literary Criticism
Call Number: REF 809 CON
ISBN: 0787610607
Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 6-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

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American Writers
Call Number: REF 810.9 AME
ISBN: 0684136627
This collection of critical and biographical articles covers hundreds of notable authors from the 17th century to the present day. Signed essays, 12-15 pages in length by noted scholars, provide thought-provoking insights into the lives, careers and works of American writers.

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British Writers
Call Number: 820.9 BRI
ISBN: 068480655X
In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in this series.

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Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
Call Number: REF 809.04 TWE
ISBN: 1414494114
This series assembles critical responses to the works of 20th-Century authors of all sorts: novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians, and writers from other genres from every region of the world. Each volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, or other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

eBooks: Salem Literature

Access to the following Salem Literature Reference eBooks is provided by DHS Library.  Please contact the DHS Library for the Salem History access password if remote access is needed.

  • Salem Literature eBooks

    Reference set(s) currently available:

    *Critical Insights: Works
    ___Great Expectations

    *Critical Surveys
    ___Long Fiction
    ___American Poets
    ___British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets

eBooks: Infobase

Access to the following Infobase eBooks is provided by DHS Library.  Please contact the DHS Library for the Infobase username and password.

  • Infobase eBooks

    Literary criticism titles currently available:

    ___Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

    ___Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

    ___Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: The Crucible - Arthur Miller

    ___Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
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