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EN 331 Hawthorne & Melville: Library Resources

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Look for Request from another library links when you are directed to a screen that that says full-text is not available at Colby.

Articles in 19th Century Publications

An advertising circular inserted in the third issue of Bentley's Miscellany (March 1837).

Bentley's Miscellany (first edited by Charles Dickens). The New York Public Library, Berg Collection

Library Resources for EN 331

Image: Hawthorne - New York Public Library.     Image:  Melville - New York Public Library

Literary Criticism in Books

CBBCat can be used to find books with literary criticism. CBBcat searches the combined collections of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin. 

A Keyword Search can produce broad results. However catalogs are very literal, searching only the exact keywords entered.

Thus a search using the keyword criticism would not find item records that only use the word critical.

The asterisk is a wild card that stands for any combination of letters. Thus critic* would include results with the words: critic, critics, criticism, and critical

Catalogs search words separately and do not recognize phrases.

Quotations should be used to glue together words into phrases: "stream of consciousness"

To find literary criticism about a particular author, keyword search the author’s name AND critic*
Melville Herman AND critic*
Nathaniel Hawthorne AND critic*


A Subject Search is more precise, taking you to books that have been pre-assigned relevant subject terms. Try these:

Hawthorne Nathaniel 1804 1864 Criticism And Interpretation

To find other relevant subject terms, do a subject search using just the author’s name (last name first).  This will usually provide an opportunity to browse a variety of terms.

Also use the subject heading links listed in the catalog records of books you've already found.

To broaden your search further,  try the other catalogs in our search box: MaineCat and WorldCat.

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OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. Use for very precise searches:

  • Finding a specific article
  • Finding book chapters on a writer or an artistic work
  • Finding book reviews

For best results, use limiters. 

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