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Literature: Finding Books & eBooks

ebrary & other ebooks

ebrary is a collection of over 50,000 books available in full-text to NMC students online. You can search ebrary using iLink, the Library Catalog or you can search ebrary online.

Additional ebook sources available to NMC users. All provide full-text, online access to books!

Locating Literary Criticism Books @ Osterlin

Osterlin Library's collection is now about half print books and half ebooks. 

Use the search box below to find print books, government documents, and ebrary and ACLS ebooks.  If you prefer one format or the other, perform your search in iLink. When the results are displayed, click on "Limit Search." Then click on the dropdown menu "Type" and choose either "Book" or "Online Resources."



                                          iLink (Osterlin Library Catalog) Basic Search Box-

Library of Congress Classification for Literature

The books related to Literature are located in the P section of the Library of Congress (LC) Classficiation System. Where you'll find titles of interest depends of the type of literature you are researching. Here are the major LC categories for literature:

P (Language & Literature)

PN (Literature, General)

PR (English Literature)

PS (American Literature)

PZ (Juvenile Literature)


Lit Crit Keywords

Listed are some possible keywords for a literature search:

Author's Name

Names of Characters in Text

Time Period of Text (20th century, etc.)

Genre of Text (Mythology, Science Fiction, etc.)

Type of Criticism (Textual, Feminist, etc.)

Themes Addressed in Text