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ENGL 432: Literature & Magic: Romance

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Use Primo to find resources on your topic at Collins Library and beyond. You will have plenty of time to request materials via Summit or ILL for your project, so start early!

  • When you find an item that seems relevant, look at its subject terms to find similar items. To do this, check the "Item Details" and simply click on one of the subject headings listed in the record for the book; the next screen will list all the books that share this subject term.
  • To find the library location of a book's call number, check the library map.

Using Library of Congress Subject Headings

Collins Library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to describe the content of books. Availing yourself of frequently used subject headings will help you locate secondary sources easily. Use subject headings to search for resources related to a specific author or work, in addition to literary themes or movements, genres, and/or critical approaches.

Here are several examples:

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest

Condé, Maryse -- Criticism and interpretation

Romances, English -- History and criticism

Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism

English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism

English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism

Caribbean literature (French) -- History and criticism

African diaspora in literature

Magic in literature

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