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ENG452 Research Guide: Literary Reference

A Guide to the Resources & Research for Studies in Short Fiction

Literature Reference Books

Use reference books to find biographical information about authors, as well as information on their works & styles.

Literature reference can be organized by ethnic groups, time periods, or genres.

You can search for additional reference and non-reference books using the ODU Library Catalog or OhioLINK Library Catalog.

Or browse in the Library Reference Stacks in the 800's.

Featured Reference: A Selection

Search for Books with Biographical Information

Use the Advanced Search in the ODU Library Catalog to search for reference works on short-fiction writers.

Go to the ODU Library Catalog & click on the Advanced Search button.

Try searches like these, based on who your author is (view image below):

  • In Title: american and "short-story writers" 
  • In Title: british and "short-fiction writers"  

Advanced Search Screen with Title Search

 

Search for Books for Historical & Literary Criticsm

Use the Advanced Search in the ODU Library Catalog to search for reference works on short fiction.

Go to the ODU Library Catalog & click on the Advanced Search button.

Try searches like these, based on who your author is:

  • In Title: american and short-story  
  • In Title: american and short story