Literary Research: Find Books

This guide contains useful information on literary research and finding biographical information on authors.

Need Help Searching?

Refer to the following Library Quick Guide for help on searching the library catalog and locating materials:

Catalog Search

CS Library

Use the Columbus State library catalog to search for books, journals, eBooks, and audio-visual materials owned by Columbus State Community College.

OhioLINK Catalog Search


Still can't find what you're looking for? Try OhioLINK. Use your name and Cougar ID to request items be delivered to the Columbus State Community College library.


Reference Books

Consult reference books to gather background information on and to better familiarize yourself with your chosen author and work of literature.

Books to Check Out

To browse the library shelves for literary criticism, refer to the Dewey Call Number 809.  Click here for the complete list of specific subject areas in the 800 range for titles related to literature and writing.


The "For Students" series contains an overview of a work's themes and highlights significant literary criticism on each work.

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