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English 1B - Prof. Converse: Finding Books

Search the MPC Library Catalog-Books and DVDs

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Search Library Catalogs Nation-Wide

Use the box below to search library catalogs from around the country (including MPC, CSUMB, Cabrillo, Hartnell, and area public libraries). 

Remember: if MPC doesn't have the book you need, you can ask at the Reference Desk about Interlibrary Loan.

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Literary Criticism/"Brown Books"

Literary Criticism

(“Brown Books” –Located on the Main Floor of the MPC Library by the bay windows)

We have a collection of literary criticism books that are excellent resources for finding multiple criticisms of authors and their works. You can use the indexes in the back of these books to search for content (always go to the highest numbered volume to see the comprehensive listings) or you can use the Online Searchable Index for these books that is listed below. If you have any questions on how to use or search these books you can ask for help at the reference desk.


Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)

REF PN 94 .G2

Volumes 1-169

Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)

REF PN 771 .C59

Volumes 1-122

Short Story Criticism (SSC)

REF PN 3373 .S56

Volumes 1-85

Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC)

REF PN 761 .N5

Volumes 1-22

Online Searchable Index for the Literary Criticism Series