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How to Research Literature Topics

A guide to finding sources for literature papers at Valencia libraries.

Finding Literary Works - Overview

Begin with the Library Catalog to find works of literature in Valencia libraries. 

Finding Literary Works Using the Library Catalog

  1. Go to the Library Catalog
  2. Type the title or author of the work. If the title is a common word, type the author's name also.
  3. To find a print book on library shelves, write down the call number.
  4. To open an e-book, click "Available Online."

Other Ways to Find Literary Works Online

If you cannot find the book you need in Valencia's libraries, try these sources for online books:

Google Books
Find the full text of older works or preview newer works.

Project Gutenberg
This site is best for older works.

Other Libraries

If you're not able to find the work of literature using these resources, try your local public library:

Orange County Library System

Osceola Library System

Seminole County Public Library

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