The purpose of this guide is to provide you with ways to search for scholarly sources on poetry topics. Below you will find information to help you search for sources such as books, ebooks, articles, and scholarly websites. Use the tabs above to find information on database search techniques, finding and identifying scholarly articles, and citing with MLA style.
Image: Waterhouse, John William. Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May. 1909. Inspired by Robert Herrick's poem "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time"
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Search for books, ebooks, and scholarly articles on poetry in EDS, the library's reference interface. Use the advanced search feature for a more targeted search. Before you start your search, brainstorm about main ideas and keywords related to your topic to use for search terms. For example, you could search for "Yeats AND Irish nationality" or "e.e. cummings AND modernism".
If you want to browse the library's book stacks for books on poetry, here are some Library of Congress call numbers to guide you in your search. Remember that Library of Congress call numbers categorize books by subject so you can browse neighboring books to find books on similar topics.