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American Author Project (10th Grade): Books and Ebooks

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Library Books in the Reference Section

Often a physical book on an author, or a article of criticism, is useful.  Although you cannot check these books out, you may use the photocopier for free or take a picture of the page.  Remember you will need the book's ISBN to create the citation!

Try these:

  • Great American Writers-20th Century  call number:  R/810.9/GRE
  • Magill's Survey of American Literature  call number:  R/810.9/MAG
  • Modern American Literature  call number:  R/810.9/MOD
  • Novels for Students  call number:  R/810.9/NOV
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature  call number:  R/810.9/OXF
  • Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction  call number:  R/809.3/BEA
  • Literature and Its Times  call number:  R/809.93/LIT
  • American Writers  call number:  R/810.9/AME
  • Identities and Issues in Literature  call number:  R/810.9/IDE
  • Short Stories for Students  call number:  R/809.31/SHO
  • American Literature  call number:  R/810.9/AME
  • Thematic Guide to the American Novel  call number:  R/813.009/ADA
  • American History Through Literature  call number:  R/810.9/AME
  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature  call number:  R/810.9/GAL

Off Campus Access Information

Use the link below if you are off-campus and asked to provide a username and/or password.  You will be prompted to first log in to the MBA website.

Digital Access Usernames & Passwords


1.  To access ebooks from the library's collection, when using Destiny, choose material type electronic book from the dropdown.

2.  Click on the open button next to the title.  From there you can search the table of contents or the index.  Remember that ebooks have MLA citations, which you can use in NoodleTools.

5.  If you are off campus you will need usernames and passwords.  Look on this LibGuide for the link to that information.

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