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Literature: The Search for Resources

and introduction into searching for literature resources

Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and morals
  • Literature in propaganda
  • Literature and folklore
  • Economics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Underground literature
  • Pastoral literature
  • Literature and myth
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and revolution
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Ancient

How to Search

There are multiple ways to search! Search by any of the following or combine them using AND.

  • Author
  • Title of Work
  • Genre
  • Place
  • Theme
  • Plot
  • Time Period
  • Main Ideas / Threads


Ernest Hemingway​ Search Terms

  • Ernest Heminway
  • Title of a Story - "Hills like white elephants"
  • American Literature
  • 20th Century
  • Masculinity
  • realism
  • naturalism
  • journalism

Edgar Allan Poe Search Terms

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Title of a poem or short story - "The Raven"
  • American Literature
  • 19th Century
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Suspense
  • Mystery


Finding Anthologies

...what are they again?

An Anthology is a collection of works, often by different authors that focuses on a specific topic contained within one book. It is generally authored or 'compiled' by an Editor. The editor usually writes an introduction to the collection that informs the reader what to expect.



How Can I Tell an Anthology from a Regular Book?

  • The easiest way to spot anthologies is to look for "Edited by" in the short citation presented when searching the catalog, or perhaps look for a list of multiple authors.
  • A quick and easy strategy is to use Molloy's Books & Videos tab and search for anthologies.

There are two ways to search: Physical Book or eBook

  • Book: From the search box on the library homepage, select Books/Videos and add keywords below and click Find and Go!

This will give you results for only physical books that are in the JET library

  • eBook: From the search box on the library homepage, select articles/eBooks and add keywords below and click Find and Go!

You will need to select the books/eBooks filter