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ENGL 1020: Introduction to Contemporary World Literature (O'Driscoll)

English 102, Spring 2018

Finding Books & Related Media

In addition to being useful resources themselves, books (print and electronic) can help you to get overviews on broad topics and to identify citations to related sources (among other things).

  • Find books and ebooks owned by Fairfield using the library catalog.‚Äč

Get access to Fairfield-owned ebooks by logging in with your NetID and password or locate physical copies within the library using the call number.

  • To find books not owned by Fairfield, use WorldCat.

You will find many books in WorldCat not owned by Fairfield, but you can still get copies through interlibrary services  (use your NetID and password).  Book chapters and articles will be delivered to you electronically.  Entire books can also be requested, but keep in mind that it can sometimes take a week or more for those items to arrive.  Be sure to build this time into your research process.

In order to find books in either catalog, conduct either a relevant:

Keyword Search (good for finding a specific topic).  Some examples:

  • persepolis AND satrapi Fairfield University Library catalog; keyword search]
  • afghan* AND soviet AND war [WorldCat title search]
  • biafra AND achebe [Fairfield All Search]

(See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.)

Or Subject Search (good for seeing all the research on a specific author or literary work).  Some examples:

  • Iran History 1979–1997 [Fairfield catalog, full list]
  • Achebe, Chinua [Fairfield catalog, full list]
  • Achebe, Chinua Criticism and interpretation [WorldCat]
  • Afghanistan History [Fairfield catalog]

         (To find more subject headings, look on the catalog records of relevant books or limit your searches to the subject field.)