Why use books for literary research
Books can provide clear, concise literary criticism that focuses on specific works (novels, stories) and that highlights things such as themes or symbolism. A good way to see whether a book has something that is needed for research is to check the table of contents (located towards the front of the book) or the index (located towards the end of the book). Ebooks are even more useful in this respect, as they can be searched.
Start on the library's homepage, and look for the "Find Books" box.
Click the keyword drop-down menu, and decide which search is best to use. A keyword search will broaden your results, while a subject search will give you narrowed, more targeted results.
Review your results. You will see a mixture of physical books (labeled Circulating Collection) and ebooks. Look in the availability section to note if it's a physical item or one you can access online.
Decide what you're interested in and then follow these instructions:
Can't find what you're looking for?