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SPAN 465: Enlightenment to Restoration: Chapters

Finding Book Chapters

Finding Book Chapters, also called Book Articles:

To find chapters within books in Library OneSearch, do a keyword search on your topic, whether your topic is an idea, a period of history, or a person. A keyword search will search multiple fields of the record for a book, such as title, author, contents note, etc.

Example: nigerian drama

A keyword search on nigerian drama returns 1 record, for the following book:

The gong and the flute: African literary development and celebration / edited by Kalu Ogbaa, PL8010 .G66 1994

Nigerian drama doesnt appear in the title or in the subject headings, but it does appear in the following chapter title, which may be of interest:

"Nigerian drama and the theater of the absurd" by Chinyere Nwahunanya

In keyword search in Library OneSearch, you can also search for your topic specifically in the contents note field, where chapter titles are listed. To search the contents note field, your search would look like this:

Example: n:nigerian drama


You can also find book chapters in the MLA Bibliography and in the Essay and General Literature Index.

In the MLA Bibliography, you can limit your search to book chapters by choosing "book article" in the Source Type option.

MLA International Bibliography
Produced by the Modern Language Association.
Critical works on literature and languages.
Covers publications from 1925 to the present.

In the Essay and General Literature Index, you can limit your search to book chapters by choosing "book chapter" in the Document Type check box area.

Essay and General Literature Index
Cites essays contained in anthologies and collections published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
Coverage spans the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.