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Literature: The Search for Resources: Anthologies

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.

Note: Typically anthologies are used in literature courses, for the purposes of your worksheet, however, we will consider any compiled works an anthology.



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 an easy strategy is to use Molloy's Books & Videos tab and search for anthologies.

There are two ways to get to the Classic Catalog:

  • Method #1: From the search box on the library homepage, select Books & Videos and add keywords below and click Find and Go!

  • Method #2: From the library homepage, choose Books and Media Catalog, then Molloy Catalog (Via Vufind)

  • If there are no returns, try different keywords.