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ENGL 200 Introduction to English Studies

Prof. Jonathan Smith's Fall 2019 course

Find Books on your topic - Library catalog

Locate books on August Wilson's work, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, using the library catalog.   There are several online library catalogs available to locate books in the Mardigian Library Collection, through the MeLCat (Michigan Electronic Library Catalog) and WorldCat, a catalog database that lists books from libraries here and abroad.

Example searches:

For books about August Wilson's works, try the following phrase (last name first):

Wilson August criticism and interpretation

You should get a list of titles about all of his works, including Ma Rainey's. . .

You can also add Ma Rainey or Ma Rainey's  to the search phrase to narrow the search: 

Wilson August criticism and interpretation Ma Rainey

We have both e-books (that will have this iconand print books (which will have a call no. and location in the library).  To read an e-book, click on the "Access web version" link found in the book record.

For print books, look for the floor (location) of the book and book's call no.

Click on the Books & e-books tab below to begin your search




Additional book sources:

WorldCat - Find books and other materials in libraries in worldwide.  

MeLCat web button

Find books and other materials through MeLCat (Michigan Electronic Catalog) for books we do not own.



Find books worldwide using Worldcat


Locate biographical information on August Wilson with the sources below:

Encyclopedia and handbook biographical databases

Next look for articles on your topic.  Click the Find Articles tab on the left 

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