Skip to Main Content

AFRICAN 203: Topics in African Literature: Nuclear Families (Spring 2022) : Find Books and Literary Texts

FInd Books

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 fiction 

African literature 

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: 

Fiction 

Poetry 

Oral tradition

Folk literature 

 

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.

Encyclopedia

Database for Literary Works