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Chinese 3310: Chinese Poetry: Guide to Resources

Finding works of literature

To find books containing the works of an author, search the MERLIN library catalog by Author, family name first.
You can also expand your search to MOBIUS, which includes the East Asian Library at Washington University in St. Louis. Books from other MOBIUS libraries can be requested through the catalog and will be delivered within a few days. Your MU ID card is also a library card at MOBIUS libraries.

Note that names may be transcribed from non-Roman characters in a variety of ways.

Note also that collected works may not list the individual titles of poems in the catalog record. You may need to physically check an index volume or table of contents to find the specific piece you are looking for.

You may also search in Google Books. Copyright restrictions may prevent you from seeing the entire book online, but this works as an online index to books you can then find in the library. The advanced search is more precise.

Reference Shelf

Bibliographies and Indexes

  Library Catalogs

To find works dedicated to research on an author, do a subject search on the author's name, family name first.
A keyword search on the author's name will find these works, plus works by the author, and sections of more general works.

Note that the catalog does NOT search the full text of books. Google Books may serve as an index and help identify sections of books on a specific topic.

Subject Librarian

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Anne Barker
164 Ellis Library