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Literary Forms and Genres: Short Story

Gitenstein Library resources: print and electronic

Search Tip: MLAIB

In MLA International Bibliography, copy/paste the following search term (or keyword) into the blank search box: DE "short story". (Note that DE restricts the search term to the Descriptor field.) Now click the green Search button to retrieve over 54,000 results! Narrow your search by adding a second (or third) term: DE "short story" AND "science fiction" AND "Harlan Ellison".

Alternatively, click on MLA Thesaurus from the blue bar at the top of the database's homepage. In the Browsing: box, type short story. Click on "short story" from the resulting list to display details. Check the box(es) next to your preferred term(s)—Broader or Narrower—and then click the Add button. Now click the green Search button to retrieve more targeted results.

Core Databases

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Critical journal archives:

Featured Journal

The peer-reviewed Studies in Short Fiction (1963-1999, and 2012) published "essays, short notes and reviews devoted exclusively to serious commentary on short fiction."

ILL: Articles

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If the library cannot make the article available immediately, request it via our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.