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ENGL 281: American Literature: Using PRIMO books and media

Searching for Books + Media in Primo

Example searches:

Sui Sin Far OR Edith Maude Eaton (keyword search, also using Boolean operator "OR")

Henry James modernism (keyword search)

Edith Wharton criticism (keyword search)

American literature -- Chinese influences (Subject search)

Material culture in literature

JamesHenry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation (Subject search)

Searching Tips

  • Try different groups of keywords to see what different kinds of results you get
  • From the results, click on a title that looks interesting; your search terms will show up in red.
  • Look for Subject headings in the record that match your topic
  • If you click on one of the subject headings links in a record, it will bring up a list of similar subjects that might also be helpful.
  • Not finding many books on your topic? Try searching via WorldCat, as seen below:


Then, click on the resource you want, and then click "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan," as seen below: