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ENG725: Finding Books About Critical Literary Theory

Catalogs and Bibliographies

Purpose of This Guide

  • The purpose of this guide is to direct you to essential tools for finding books on a critical theory topic.
    • It begins with the Berry Library's NOBLE catalog for books and media.
    • Then, it branches off to publishers catalogs, and the library databases Oxford Bibliographies and Oxford Scholarship. 
    • Finally, the guide leads to WorldCat, an international bibliography of library holdings worldwide.
      • Because Interlibrary Loan librarians use WorldCat to identify which libraries own a particular title, it tells users if their own libraries own a title.
      • If one's own library does not own a title, WorldCat, provides a regional list, then a state list, etc.
  • If you access Oxford Scholarship and Oxford Bibliographies Online from off-campus, you will be directed through the Proxy Server.
  • See the page on this guide "Accessing Library Databases from Off-Campus" for instructions.