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Introduction to Literature (EN206) - Poetry Project: Home

Welcome to the LibGuide for EN206 Introduction to Literature!

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"

Course Information

Instructor: Peter Galeno
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 12:45pm-3:00pm 
Office Location: HH 201a 
Class Day/Time: Mon/Wed 11:00am-12:30pm 

Examples of Books from the Catalog

Find Books, Ebooks, and Scholarly Articles on Poetry in EDS

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".

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Browsing the Book Stacks

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.

PN - Literature (General)

          PN45-57 - Theory; Philosophy; Esthetics

          PN80-99 - Criticism

          PN101-245 - Authorship

          PN441-1009.5 - Literary history

          PN451-497 - Biography

          PN1010-1525 - Poetry

          PN6099-6110 - Collections of General Literature - Poetry

PR - English Literature

          PR1-56 - Literary history and criticism

          PR57-78 - Criticism

          PR500-614 - Poetry

          PR1170-1228 - Collections of English literature - Poetry

PS - American Literature; Canadian Literature

          PS1-3576 - American literature

                    PS126-138 - Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.

                    PS301-326 - Poetry

                    PS580-619 - Collections of America Literature - Poetry

Boston Public Library Literature Databases


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