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English & American Literature

This guide will help you locate resources for the study of English and American literature. The emphasis is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries, but some Internet sources are also included.

Advanced Search

From  Worldcat, click Advanced Search to get the Advanced Search screen:


Boolean, Wildcards, and Subject Searches


Once you find a book on your topic use the "Subjects" that appear in the "Description" of the record to find additional resources on your topic.

Boolean and Wildcard Searching

Use the upper case OR boolean operator to include alternate spellings, synonyms. or related terms;  enclose the terms within parentheses (); this technique CANNOT be used in the first box, but CAN be used in the second or subsequent boxes.

The asterisk (*) is the truncation symbol. (e.g., argentin* matches argentina, argentinian, argentine, etc.)

You can use the drop down menus to change the index labels.  In this example in the second box, "title" was changed to "keyword".

You can add additional rows to your search.