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ENG 276: Science Fiction Literature (Torregrossa): Books & eBooks

Why Should I Use Books?

  • Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic
  • Books often provide valuable background information on a topic
  • Books can cover multiple issues pertaining to a topic
  • Books can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

You do not necessarily have to read an entire book for every research-based assignment!  The introduction of a book will often indicate how a topic is being examined and presented; this can help you determine what the author intends the reader to gain from the content. Utilize chapter titles to narrow down which section of the book is most pertinent to your research and the index to determine whether facets of a topic are given sufficient coverage.

ebrary

eBook Central is a rich database of books you can read online.  

Selected Books & eBooks for Research and Analysis

Course Reserves

At the Attleboro campus library, you have access to a few print resources that will help you analyze literature selected for this course, which are located at the library service desk, as part of our Course Reserves Collection. These materials are heavily used by students throughout the semester, so we loan them out for very brief periods: two hours. You can borrow and read the books anywhere at the Attleboro campus during the loan period, or you may scan/print pages from these texts to read at your convenience.

Sample Search: History and Criticism

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Try These Subject Headings

Library catalogs hold a wealth of literature, yet require thoughtful filtering to produce the best results. Since your topic is very clear, consider using specialized terminology that will zero in on the information about the text:

Science Fiction--in Literature

Science Fiction--History and Criticism 

Science Fiction, American--History and Criticism 

cience Fiction, American--Women Authors

Science Fiction -- Social Aspects

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