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ENGL 40B - Fall 2023: Prof. Gerard: Finding Books

eBooks from EBSCO

Accessing and Using eBooks from the MPC Library

This video shows you how to access and use eBooks. The video shows you how to access them from the library homepage but you do not have to do that as there is a direct link above to the eBook collection database and you have access to the OneSearch box above right. The rest of the video will show you how to search for eBooks and how to use them.

Google Books Search

Google Book Search

Search the MPC Library Catalog

How to search the MPC Library Catalog/One Search and request books for pick up

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). 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