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Focus on Frankenstein: Research

A guide to Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein

Search the Library Catalog for Books, eBooks, and Films about Frankenstein

Searching the Library Catalog

TCC Library's Literary Databases

A Selection of Books, eBooks, and Films about Frankenstein from the Library Catalog

Research Tips

  • Use keywords in library databases instead of sentences and questions. 
    • When searching the library catalog or one of TCC's literary databases, try search for your topic keyword(s) along with "Frankenstein" or "Shelley" first. For example: ("exploration" AND "Frankenstein") or ("gothic literature" AND "Shelley"). Try several variations to maximize the number of relevant results. 
    • Also consider searching for your topic along with the "criticism" or "analysis" or "literature". For example: ("alienation" AND "criticism") or ("revenge" and "literature"). While the results might not be directly related to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the information in those text could be used to support your argument.
  • To look for an exact phrase, type your phrase within quotation marks ("  "). The results will contain the exact words in the quotation marks.
  • Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a root word, known as truncation, to retrieve results containing any form of the root word.
    • Example: teen* will find teens, teenage, teenager, teenagers
  • Use filters to refine your results by subject terms/topics, date, type of publication, language, peer-reviewed, etc.
  • Some databases use Boolean Operators. Narrow or expand your search by combining keywords using  AND / OR / NOT operators, as shown below.

            

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