General Online Reference Sources
General sources where you may look up basic information on your topic:
More information on Reference books in the library is located on another tab on this guide.
Asian American Lit Book Sources @ McCain Library
American Literature - Asian American Authors | asian american literature
In general, use keyword searches:
amy tan and criticism
Explore specific Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Tan, Amy -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tan Amy. Joy Luck Club -- Criticism And Interpretation.
- Experiment with other keywords if your first search returns poor results.
- Evaluate titles, dates, publishers and relevance.
- Depending on your topic, aim for the recently published books that build on older scholarship.
- Generally, prefer books published by university presses.
- When you find a useful source, look at its subject indexing and bibliography for similar sources.
WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries nearby plus thousands more around the world. Items owned by ASC appear first.
Chicana/o Lit Book Sources @ McCain Library
Relevant Books to Check Out