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Books and print materials such as government documents can be found using the Library Catalog.

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To find a short story in Randall Library's catalog, select "author" and enter the name of the short story's author (last name first). Then look for a title that indicates a short story collection. It is difficult to find a short story by title in the catalog because they are usually published in collections and anthologies, but you can also try using quotes around the title of the story.

To search for criticism of a short story within a book, consult Randall Library's catalog, select "subject," and enter the name of the story's author (last name first). Then search for the subject heading subdivision "criticism and interpretation."

Literary Criticism of Short Stories

This guide addresses the need for literary criticism for beginning literary critics. It provides resources for finding short stories, for getting plot summaries, reviews and literary criticism or explication of short stories.

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Lisa
Coats
Humanities Librarian
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Liaison Librarian to Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures

Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the full-text of the articles, or a book you need, fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form and request it. This is a free service for students, faculty, and staff. 

ILL page: http://library.uncw.edu/ill

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