Can't find a book you are looking for? CCA Libraries are happy to borrow books from other libraries for you.
You can search by keywords, author names, book titles, etc. Effective keywords include:
Limit keywords to 2-4 relevant terms.
Be careful with spelling.
Use simple phrases, like your author's name or a general theme
Try adding "criticism" or "literature" to your initial searches
When you find a useful book, check its record for subject headings; these will link you to other books on the same topic.
You can also search by subject. Go to the Advanced Search page in CCA Libraries Search. Choose "Subject Terms" and enter your search terms. Sample subject searches:
Literature History and Criticism
Literature History And Criticism Theory Etc
Feminist Literary Criticism
Race In Literature
Books in the library are organized by subject, using the Library of Congress Classification System. Most works on literary criticism are shelved under PN (a subclass of P, Language & Literature), but you will also find relevant books under HM, in class H, Social Sciences. Most of CCA's books on literary criticism are housed in Meyer Library on the Oakland campus.
|B||Philosophy. Psychology. Religion|
|BF 1-990||Psychology, Symbolism, Personality|
|E||History of the Americas|
|E 184-185.98||United States, Race Relations|
|HQ 1-2044||Feminist Theory, Sexuality|
|P||Language and Literature|
|PE 1-3729||English writing, grammar, dictionaries|