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Introduction to Fiction Writing

A guide to introduce students to library resources in professor Bill Lychack's Spring 2017 Introduction to Fiction Writing course.

PITTCat+

Search PITTCat+ for articles, books, & more

 

 

PITTCat+ is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.

 

Where in Hillman?

Searching using Subject Headings

Subject headings describe the main subjects or topics covered in a book.  All items in our catalog PITTCat Classic are labeled with subject headings to help users quickly find the subjects they need.  Searching by subject heading is also a great way to quickly search for specific subject areas.  To search by subject heading, select the Subject Heading limiter in the Search By: menu.

The general subject heading for 19th Century English literature is English Literature 19th Century. 

  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY

Because the ULS has such a large collection, subject headings are often broken down into subheadings.  For example:

  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY  BIBLIOGRAPHIES
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY  CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY  HISTORY AND CRITICISM


To find materials on a particular author, search the author’s name by last name first name.  For critical material on that author’s work, look for the subheading CRITICISM and INTERPRETATION.  For example:

  • AUSTEN JANE
  • HARDY THOMAS
  • WILDE OSCAR CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION