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Milton: Books

Circulating Collection

Subject Headings

Libraries use what we call “Subject Headings” to help classify (i.e. categorize) resources.  When you are using Countess, our library’s online catalogue (or using any library’s catalogue for that matter), take notice of the subject headings being used for your topic.  Like most libraries, we use Library of Congress (LC) subject headings.  These can help you narrow or broaden your topic to find resources more relevant to your research. 

When doing research on Milton, you can search for resources in the online catalogue by a variety of means.  If you know the specific title of the work by Milton you are searching for, use the “Basic” search tab, enter the title, then in the “within” menu select “Title.”  Likewise, you can search for works BY Milton by entering “Milton, John” in the search box and by then selecting “Author” from the “within” menu. 

If you are searching for works ON Milton (such as biographies or criticisms) it is suggested you use the “Subject” tab (rather than the “Basic” tab), enter “Milton, John” in the search box, and the next screen you will see will be all the subheadings for John Milton (such as “Milton, John, 1608-1674 – Characters” and “Milton, John, 1608-1674 – Symbolism” and “Milton, John, 1608-1674 – Samson Agonistes”).

New Titles

Here you will find some of the new titles related to Milton as they are added to the collection.

Gustav Doré (1832-1883) Illustration for Paradise Lost

Gustave Dore (1832-1883), Illustration, Book XI, Paradise Lost

Reference Collection

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