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ENG 2320 - Reyes: Finding Books

American Literature II

Tips for Searching

  • Use keyword searching
  • Remember to use AND or OR
  • Avoid phrases


  • Modernism AND Hilda Doolittle
  • Harlem Renaissance AND Toomer
  • (Realism OR Naturalism) AND Wharton


Library Catalogs

Use Tri-C's online catalog to find books about your topic.

Use a Keyword search

 Example: (Realism OR Naturalism) AND Wharton

This will retrieve books that contain either "Realism" or "Naturalism" and "Wharton". 

Please note that the books may or may not be *about* realism/naturalism and Edith Wharton. It just could be that the record contained the name for another reason, like in the title, as the author, or table of contents.

Need more?  Then repeat these searches in OhioLINK.

Books may be requested from other campuses or university libraries free of charge. Use the request button or link. You will need your name, S number, and college. But please be sure to return them on time, or renew the books! If you do not, after 30 days you will be charged $125.00 per item. And even if you return them, you will still owe $50.00 per book!!

Materials take 3-5 days to arrive, depending where in the state it is coming from. You will receive an email when it arrives. 

Pick books up at the 3rd floor circulation desk. Check your Library Account to see if they have arrived or call first before making a trip.

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