Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Plays, Poems, and More @ VCU
General Searching. When you are looking for books by a particular author, a simple search of the VCU Libraries Search by author or title should suffice. If you want to find books that we have both by and about an author, just do a basic/keyword search.
Finding items on the shelf. VCU Libraries organizes works according to the Library of Congress classification system, and so they are arranged by subject. No one area, for instance, has "the novels" or "the plays." Instead, works of literatureare broken down by language, period, format, or related criteria. If you want to browse, the following ranges may be useful. They are all on the fourth floor of Cabell Library, arranged alphabetically by the last name of the writer within each range.
PR3991-5990 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
PS700-893 Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
PS991-(3390) 19th century
Finding a Specific Item. To locate a specific book or the works of a specific author, dramatist, or poet, all you need to do is a simple search in the VCU Libraries Search, either on the "words anywhere," "author," or "title" field.
Request. You can request a copy of the book if you can't find it. You can do this by going to the item record, clicking the "Is This Item Available" link, and then clicking the "request" link.
Documents the entire spectrum of underground and independent North American and European comics and graphic novels. Includes over 75,000 pages of original material from the 1950s to today, along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism.