Use the Library Discovery system (see the link below) to search for books by keyword, title, author, or by using the subject search option.
Example search terms:
History & Criticism
Short Story (Literary Form)
Short Story Analysis
Short Story Collections
Short Story Criticism
Short Story Cycle
Short Story Genre
Short Story Interpretation
Short Story Writing
Short Stories for Students
Short Stories/Short Fiction
For a collection of stories by a specific writer, do an author search through the Library Discovery system. Example author: Joyce Carol Oates, Heat and Other Stories (PS3565.A8 H43) or Alice Munro, Selected Stories (PR9199.3.M8 A6)
Use the Library Discovery system to search for books that provide biographical information, poetry collections, and criticisms about a poem.
For a collection of poems by a poet, do an "author" search through the Library Catalog. If there are no collections by a specific poet, use Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry (call number: Ref. PN 1022.H39) to locate specific poems by a poet found in anthologies. Use the Library Catalog (link above) to locate the anthologies by title or compiler.
Print books and eBooks are available that provide a brief biographical overview of an author. Full-length biographies on many short story writers may be found through the Library Discovery system by doing a subject search on the writer's last name or search in the EBSCOhost eBook Collection. Some authors write in multiple genres, such as drama, fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. (Example author: John Updike) An index to biographical sources is the Biography and Genealogy Master Index. This index will list sources providing biographical information about authors.
Use the database WorldCat (OCLC) to search for books in other libraries in addition to NSU libraries.
Here are some books from the library collection that could be useful:
General criticisms can be located in books or journal articles.
Here are some books that offer a quick overview to "short story" criticisms:
For more in-depth general critical information or biographical information about an author, do a subject search on the author's last name using the Library Discovery. (i.e. Updike, John or Porter, Katherine Anne or Chopin, Kate or Gilman Charlotte Perkins, or Poe, Edgar Allan.)