Books on an Author or Work
You can find books about an author's work very easily. Search for the author in the
Subject Begins with...
using the author's last name first.
Because this is a subject search, you will find all the
You will see a list that looks like this:
Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870. Bleak House.
Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870 -- Characters.
Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870 -- Characters -- Children.
Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870 -- Criticism and Interpretation.
Dickens, Charles. 1812-1870 -- Encyclopedias
This is useful to scan through and find books on a particular subject. You might find books about a particular work, or books about other aspects of the author's life and writing, such as their political and social views. The headings will also call out specific types of works, such as encyclopedias, which are often useful for background information on the author's world.
Finally, "Criticism and Interpretation" is always a good heading for critical works.