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AFRICAN 201: Introduction to African Literature (Spring 2021) : Find Books and Literary Texts
Use the Library Catalog to find books. Books often provide background and comprehensive information about a topic. Books may have a single author or contain chapters by different authors and have an editor.
Useful Subject Headings
The Library Catalog records include Subjects, or tags from an official list. They describe the subject of the books or materials. It can be helpful to use these words or phrases to search for books. Some examples:
African literature (English) -- 20th Century
African literature -- Women authors
Feminism and literature -- Africa.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Women authors, African.
Women in literature.
Catalog records for literary texts, or anthologies/collections of texts, may have subjects such as:
African literature (English).
Translations into English.
Catalog records for literary texts, , or anthologies/collections of texts, may also have subjects indicating the genre such as:
Catalog records for crtical sources analyzing literary works will have, along with African literature or genre or author name, subjects such as:
Criticism and Interpretation.
History and criticism.
Physical Books/Library by Appointment
If you are in Madison and wish to borrow physical library materials (the Libraries have many ebooks too), there are two options:
Pickup by Appointment
Request physical books in the Catalog and use Pickup by Appointment.
Currently, requests can be made for materials from a limited number of libraries.
In-Person Collection Access
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