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ENGL 203: History of Women's Literature: BOOKS

Information in this subject guide is designed to assist students in Professor Tammy Migan's ENGL 203 course.

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Searching "We Search" and MeLCat for books

The "Search with Zahnow" search box is found on the library's homepage.

Enter "JANE AUSTEN" (Use quotation marks around the two or more words that go together) in the search box and enter.

If you want PRINT BOOKS ONLY, click on that link found on the left side of your search result page.

If you want EBOOKS and PRINT BOOKS, click on the link, "Exclude Articles" found on the left side of your search result page.

You can revise your search and enter:  "Jane Austen" AND criticism Then EXCLUDE ARTICLES and you will retrieve books that contain criticisms of Jane Austen's works.

Contact me (or Chat) for additional help.

To search for MeL books, go to the MeLCat link found on the right side of the library's homepage. Click on the Classic Catalog to go to the Classic MelCat Search page.  You can borrow up to 70 MeL books at a time.  For books, the circulation period is 4 weeks, but you can renew the book for another 4 weeks, for a total of 8 weeks check out.  When you request a MeL book, you will receive an email from the Zahnow Library Circulation Staff telling you when the book arrives at SVSU.  Go to the FIRST FLOOR CIRCULATION desk to pick up your MeL book.  There is NO CHARGE to use this service.

To request a MeL book, click on the GET THIS FOR ME! link found on the page that comes up after you enter a search and clicked on a book title.

Select SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY for your ACCOUNT.  Then enter your SVSU username and password in the appropriate boxes.  That's all you do.  Then you can enter your request.  Leave the bottom two boxes empty.  Now you will wait for the email from the circulation staff, as mentioned above.