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Books & Bbooks
Use the library catalogs to find books and ebooks on authors and their literary works.
Find out how to search for biographies as well as scholarly research on literary works.
Search in the Library Catalogs
ODU Library Catalog
Search in the ODU Library Catalog for items in our collection in print and online through OPAL.
State Library of Ohio
With a library card from the State Library of Ohio, you can request OhioLINK items and pick them up there and return them there, even after graduation.
OhioLINK Classic Catalog
Search academic libraries statewide.
Search Tips: Finding Books About an Author
To search for books and essays about an author, try this strategy:
- Choose Subject from the Library Catalog drop-down menu options
- Type in your author's last name
- Choose the author from the list provided
TIP: Sometimes you will even see an option for Biography/Biographies for your author in the list provided.
Tips: Searching for Essays in Books & Ebooks
Try this search strategy in the library catalogs to find books of criticism and interpretation concerning an author or his/her works:
- Go to a library catalog
- Type the author's last name or title of the work + the word AND + either the word CRITICISM or the word INTERPRETATION
- Click on the search button
TIP: Sometimes you need to open the book to find out which of the author's works are covered!