"Which words should I use
when I search?"
It can be hard to figure out which search terms to use when searching for information. If you don't easily find the information you need, consult with a librarian ASAP. We'll help you identify other search terms and phrases which will get you the results you're looking for. We might explore using different combinations of words like these:
Use the Library Catalog to find books on specific subjects.
If you search by subject (rather than keyword) here are some subject headings to try:
Books that check out (library second floor)
Frankenstein: A Cultural History
823.7 SHELLEYzh 2007
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein
823.7 SHELLEYzh 2006
Mary Shelley in Her Times
823.7 SHELLEYzh 2000
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
791.43 SKAL 1993
A copy of this common text is held on reserve at the SCC Library circulation desk.
Ask about borrowing films or ebooks if you are interested.
Read the full text ebook or listen to the full text audiobook of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley at links like these:
Explore archives of images, correspondence, and other information about Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and the state of science during her time using the links below and other online archives. Of possible interest as well may be information about cloning, medical ethics, and other topics.
How to Google search for .gov sites:
To search for information from a US government website add the following to the end of your Google search:
If your research focuses on a literary topic (such as Mary Shelley or the novel Frankenstein), begin your research by finding our best literary databases. Here's how:
You will find these "best bets" databases:
Gale Literary Sources
Literature Resource Center
ProQuest Learning: Literature
You may also find information on your topic on our most popular databases.
Links to our literary databases and to our most popular databases include the following:
Depending upon your research topic, you may wish to use any of these related research guides from the SCC Library:
Links to chapters from the SCC Library e-book Literature and Its Times:
Links to chapters from the SCC Library e-book Reference Guide to English Literature: