Good Places to Start:
Reference Materials in the Library:
Our reference section has many literature books and encyclopedias. Give them a try. Subject searches on your topic in WebCollection Plus (the library catalog) will show any reference books by prefix REF before the call number.
The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry, REF 808.81 GRA
Poetry Criticism, REF 808.81 POE
Possible subjects and keywords to search:
Online Searching Tips
Use WWW search strategies that give the best results:
|Use "quotations marks" around names with two or more proper nouns:|
without quotation marks:
Search with quotations marks:
Search with all the words is NOT as good as.....
...searching with exact phrase:
"Written on the Wall at Chang's Hermitage"
|Use AND when combining two different terms:|
|poems Paul Janeczko||poems AND "Paul Janeczko"|
Poetry Web Portals :
Find the search engine that best fits your needs.
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