Locating Literary Criticism
with the Birmingham Public Library Catalog
Step 1 - Begin Search
From the MAIN MENU, click Subject to select the SUBJECT
NOTE: This is a SUBJECT search because you are treating the
author and his work as a SUBJECT (looking for books about
him/her). If you need to find books written by your author, you
would use an AUTHOR search.
STEP 2 - Enter Author's Name
Type the author's
name ( LAST NAME, FIRST NAME ) in the box
then click the <Search> button.
SUBJECT: King Stephen
STEP 3 - Choose a Subcategory
subcategories to display lists of books containing literary criticism or
information on the author. TIP: Depending on your topic, the
general category (#1) or some of the other subcategories might also be helpful.
King Stephen 1947
King Stephen 1947 Authorship
King Stephen 1947 Bibliography
King Stephen 1947 Characters
King Stephen 1947
Criticism and Interpretation
King Stephen 1947 Dictionaries
King Stephen 1947 Encyclopedias
King Stephen 1947 Films and Video Adaptations
Step 4 - Find Titles/Call Numbers
Click the TITLE of the item you want to locate.
King Stephen 1947 Criticism and Interpretation
The complete Stephen King encyclopedia:
The Dark descent: essays defining Stephen K
The essential Stephen
King: the greatest
Fear itself: the early works of Stephen Kin
Fear itself: the horror fiction of Stephen
The Gothic world of Stephen King: landscape
Landscape of fear: Stephen King's American
The lost work of Stephen King
STEP 5 - Get Your Book
1> Cen Arts
3> Five Pts
813.54x King SpigS
In this example, THREE public libraries own this book: Central Library
(Downtown), Bessemer, and Five Points West.
The first example, located in the
Central Library's Arts/Literature/Sports Department, is shelved in Dewey Decimal
order by the Call Number 813.54x, the Subject's Name
(King), and the Author of the book about Stephen King (SpigS).
TIP: Be sure to write down the AUTHOR, TITLE, and CALL NUMBER of
any books you want to locate. As always, any librarian or staff member will be
glad to assist you.
Birmingham Public Library Arts/Literature/Sports Dept.
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203 205.226.3670