We're glad you're here! Amy Chen, Jenay Solomon, and Cathy Cranston are here to help you get started this morning! Please feel welcome to ask us questions as we go.
We understand that you're working on an essay assignment, which involves comparing/contrasting three poems that address the same theme/subject (childhood, flowers, death, etc.). The poems can be by different poets or the same poet for all three works.
With that in mind, let's get started by getting you logged in to your computers
At the keyboard - use the <ctrl> <alt> <del> keys to get to the login screen
Using the Library/ITC Guest Account, type in your
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Once your computer logs in, open a browser and go to: https://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/apenglishpoetry
PN1301-1333 Literature (General) -- Epic poetry
PN1341-1347 Literature (General) -- Folk poetry
PN1351-1389 Literature (General) -- Lyric poetry
PN6099-6110 Collections of General Literature -- Poetry
PR500-614 English Literature - Poetry
PR521-614 By period
PR1170-1228 Collections of English Literature -- Poetry
PS301-326 American Literature -- Poetry
PS580-619 Collections of American Literature -- Poetry
PS593 By form
PS601-617 By period
When you locate a book in InfoHawk+, you'll need to take note of a few things in order to find it in the Library.
How to locate a book by it's call number
When you are looking for a print book in our libraries, always start with the beginning of the call number. Books are arranged alphabetically starting with this. For example, all PR call numbers are together, after PP and before PS, and all P’s come after all combinations of N and before all combinations of Q, like this:
P, PA, PB . . . PP, PR, PS . . . Q, QA, QB
When books have identical letter combinations, look to the number line next. Books are ordered using whole numbers on this part. For example:
PR1 PR206 PR1056 PR6037 PR6209
When the beginning combinations of letters and numbers are identical, next look at the part after the decimal point. Books are first ordered alphabetically and then arranged by decimal number (not whole number.) The following call numbers are in correct order:
PR6037.A47 PR6037.A8 PR6037.A86 PR6037.E222
If there are more letters and numbers that follow, repeat the pattern of looking at the letters alphabetically, and the numbers as a decimal number.