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ENGL 2296 -- Fantasy Literature: Finding Books

Finding Books

FINDING BOOKS ON YOUR TOPIC

A great way to find additional resources for your short reports is to search the Lakeland Catalog and the OhioLINK Catalog.

Lakeland Library has an excellent collection of books on literature, and you will find even more titles relating to fantasy literature by using OhioLINK.  You can access the catalogs below on this page or by logging into myLakeland and going to the Library's Home page.

Circulating Books check out for 3 weeks at a time and can be renewed multiple times.  

See the "Search Tips" box on this page for ways to make your searches as effective as possible.   

Search Tips

Keyword Search Tips:

  1. Always use quotations marks around your keyword phrases. For example: “heroic fantasy”
  2. Create complex, highly specific searches with the Boolean Operator AND.  For example: “fairy tale*” and critic*
  3. The asterisk * allows you to find various endings for your search term.  For example, critic* finds critic, critics, critical, critically, criticism, etc.

You can also do a Keyword Search using the name of an author (first name then last name: “C.S. Lewis”) or the title of a work (“The Golden Bough”).

Using Subject Headings:

When you retrieve a catalog record for a book that seems interesting, look at the Subject Headings for that book.  The Subject Headings are located in the bibliographic record.  You can also find them in database records.  Click on a Subject link (in blue) or do a Subject Search on that topic to find more information. The subject for fantasy literature is Fantasy Fiction.

To find information about an author, do a Subject Search by typing in the last name first. For example: pratchett, terry

To find critical works about fantasy, do a Subject Search by simply typing in the word fantasy.

Lakeland Library Catalog

OhioLINK Catalog

Selected Books from the Circulation Collection

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