eBook Collection (Gale)This database offers great background information that elaborates on themes, style, characters, historical context, etc. for many works.
In this database, keep an eye out for the ".....for Students" results such as Short Stories for Students and Literary Movements for Students as they tend to have the best detailed information on elements such as themes, historical context, etc. Here is what the icons for these results can look like:
Search for your film, short story, or poem in the catalog. Click Advanced Search. Type the name of your work in one box, and another key word like theme or style in another box. Make sure you put phrases in quotation marks. See the screenshot below of a sample search. eBooks can be viewed online, and a librarian can help you find a print book using its call number.
Take a look at the following examples you might find in the catalog. Click the "i" icon by each book to find out what key words were used to find it.