Search the library's print book and ebook collections of American Literature in our catalogue.
Let's do a sample search for books on The Scarlet Letter:
1. Start with a general keyword search - scarlet letter.
2. Limit your results to print material by selecting Print books under the Format menu on the left-hand side of the page - note the other formats you can limit by.
3. Sift through the results for a critical book-length study of The Scarlet Letter - chances are you will come across such a book near the top of the results page - and click on the title.
4. Scroll down to find the book's call number - PS 1868 .B39 1986 - which it may be helpful to think of as the book's address. Write down the call number and locate the book in the Education Library. Although each call number is unique, similar books are shelved together, meaning finding one relevant book will lead you to others.
5. To find ebooks, simply repeat step 1 and select eBook from the Format menu. When you find an ebook, click on Access online. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your Tyndale username and password.
6. Too many irrelevant results? Don't worry, that can happen with keyword searches. To narrow your results, click on the title of a relevant book. This will take you into a detailed item record view. Click on the Description tab to view a list of subject headings assigned to that book. You can click on any of the subjects to see a full list of other items in our catalogue with the same subject heading. Again, let one good book lead you to other treasures on your topic!