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University Library DePaul Library

Finding Books about a Topic


  1. Go to DePaul Library Homepage
  2. Enter keywords in the LibrarySearch box; choose "Everything at DePaul" from the pulldown menu
    • Example: To find books on the theme of terrorism in Joseph Conrad's works, search for: terrorism conrad

Finding Books about a Work (e.g., Literary Criticism)


  1. Go to DePaul Library Homepage
  2. Use the "Advanced Search"
  3. Enter search terms: <author's name> criticism interpretation and select Subject from the "search filters" pulldown menu


While most books discussing literature are going to be in print, increasingly, works of literary criticism are available as e-books in the collections listed below.

Reputable Publishers

Cambridge University Press

Oxford University Press

Most university presses