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Welcome

This guide is intended to connect you to our library resources and reliable websites to assist you in your research. Click on the tabs above for information on how to find books, articles, streaming videos, citation assistance, and more. Contact your librarian with any questions.

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New Books

Check out some of our newer titles. Click on the cover to view the book in the catalog.

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Books

Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, government documents, and more from any of the 5 CAC Libraries and all of the Pinal County Public Libraries.

If the book you want is at a different campus or one of the public libraries, hit the request button and enter your login information. Your barcode is found on your ID (not your 880 number) and your password is the last 4 numbers of your phone number.

Your student or staff ID is your library card. Check out 10 books for 3 weeks and 3 DVDs for 10 days.

Use the call number to find items on the shelf.

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  • P – Language and Literature
    • P (subclass) – Philology. Linguistics
    • PA – Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature
    • PB – Modern languages. Celtic languages
    • PC – Romance languages
    • PD – Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages
    • PE – English language
    • PF – West Germanic languages
    • PG – Slavic languages. Baltic languages. Albanian language
    • PH – Uralic languages. Basque language
    • PJ – Oriental languages and literatures
    • PK – Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
    • PL – Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
    • PM – Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
    • PN – Literature (General)
    • PQ – French literature – Italian literature – Spanish literature – Portuguese literature
    • PR – English literature
    • PS – American literature
    • PT – German literature – Dutch literature – Flemish literature since 1830 – Afrikaans literature – Scandinavian literature – Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian – Modern Icelandic literature – Faroese literature – Danish literature – Norwegian literature – Swedish literature
    • PZ – Fiction and juvenile belles lettres
WorldCat

Lists materials from libraries worldwide and can be checked out through InterLibrary Loan. Come and speak to a library staff member to request books.

eBooks*

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword(s) or browse eBooks in this subject by selecting Literature & Criticism under Browse by Category.

Gale eBooks

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword(s) or select Literature under Browse Collections.

*Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos accessed through our databases are available only to CAC students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard. Once in Blackboard, select CAC Library Page under Your Institution or Student Library Resources under Organizations, then select Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.

Instructional Videos

Here are some instructional videos on using your library account online and accessing the library’s eBooks. You can view more of our instructional videos on our YouTube page.

Journal Articles*

Academic OneFile

Enter your keyword(s) into the search box at the top of the homepage. In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile provides a type of search that gives you a good overview of the number of material available for a search term. For example: click on Subject Guide Search and enter literary criticism as a search term. Click on the link for Subdivisions to find articles on specific topics within the overall subject or click on Related Subjects to find broader, narrower, and related terms.

OmniFile

Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box.  OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.

Bloom’s Literature

Search by the author or title of the work.  You can then limit to Biographies, Overviews, etc.

*Articles, eBooks, and streaming videos accessed through our databases are available only to CAC students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard. Once in Blackboard, select CAC Library Page under Your Institution or Student Library Resources under Organizations, then select Databases: Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos.

Communication and Mass Media Collection

Search by keyword(s) for information on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Gale Power Search

Search all available Gale databases and modules from just one place or select specific ones to search, such as Gale Literature Resource Center. Search by keyword(s).

LitFinder

Use keywords to search literary criticisms about authors and their works, as well as some primary sources written by the authors.

Salem Literature

Online access to the Critical Survey of Long Fiction and Masterplots. Search by keyword(s).

Streaming Videos*

Films on Demand

Find full length streaming video by entering a keyword in the Search box. Click on the triple bar symbol to find the subject English under View All Subjects. From there you can narrow that subject further to American Literature, British & Irish Literature, World Literature, etc.

Suggested Search Terms

Literary criticism, Literary work, Literary history, Criticism, Literary themes, Literary critics, Literary styles, Literary forms, Literary research, Literary analysis, Literary theory

Instructional Videos

Scroll through to view our research and database instructional videos or check them out on our YouTube page.

Websites

American Library Association (ALA)

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Banned & Challenged Books

Find information about Banned Books Week, frequently challenged books, top 10 most challenged books by year, and more on ALA’s Banned & Challenged Books site.

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This website offers a list of every medal and honor book from 1938 to the present.

Here are some helpful and reliable websites. Remember that anyone can put information online so it is always important to verify that what you find is accurate and unbiased.

Horn Book

The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

Library Spot Literary Criticism

A portal to other websites containing information on literary works. When using a portal site, be sure to evaluate any websites you find for authority, credibility, etc.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Learn about the history of the Globe Theatre, seeing what’s currently playing, and also watch Shakespeare’s Films on Demand.

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MLA 8th ed.

Book

Lastname, Firstname, and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Edition if needed, Publisher abbreviated, Year published.

Example:

Haenfler, Ross. Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subculture. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2016.

Journal article from a library database

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, Publication date, pp (if there is no page number, use n.pag). Name of Database, online DOI/ permalink/ URL where found.

Example:

McDermott, Jim. “My Inner Zombie: Living with ‘The Walking Dead’.” America, vol. 213, no. 12, 26 Oct. 2015, p. 29. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A436232268/AONE?u=cazc_main&sid=AONE&xid=41e3c54d.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

MLA 8th ed handout

MLA8 Citing Images and Tables

APA 6th ed.

Book

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. New York, NY: Pantheon.

Article from a Magazine or Academic Journal

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication, Month Day if known). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.  {note: no pp. abbreviation here}

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

APA 6th ed handout

APA 6th ed Citing Images and Tables

APA 7th ed.

Books and eBooks

Author, A. A., Second, B. B., & Third, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher. DOI or URL if available.

Example:

Wilson, F. (1998). The hand: How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture. Pantheon.

Print and Electronic Journal Article

Author(s), A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages. DOI or URL if available.

Example:

Craner, P. M. (1991). New tool for an ancient art: The computer and music. Computers and the Humanities25(3), 303-313.

Here are handouts with additional examples and further assistance can also be found on our Citation Guide.

APA 7th ed Handout

Purdue Owl

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is a very respected website that can provide guidance on many of the finer points of citing in MLA, APA 6th ed., or APA 7th ed.

RefWorks

RefWorks is an easy to use citation manager that can help you…

  • Access and manage research information online, from any browser.
  • Import references from CAC Library databases and websites.
  • Generate and format bibliographies in virtually any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) in seconds.

RefWorks is offered free to all CAC students and you can set up your account any time you are ready.  Simply follow the link below and create your account using your campus e-mail address.  After you create your account, RefWorks offers an easy tutorial when you get started.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a librarian or the Learning Center staff with any other questions you might have.

Click on the title to view the video on YouTube.

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