To find books in the CUNY+ catalog, you can use keywords relating to your topic (the work's title, the author, name of a character) and combine them using "and" e.g. “Shakespeare and justice."
To find books of literary criticism on a work or author, start by entering your work’s title (or author's name) and then add the word criticism e.g "Ramayana and criticism."
If you find a relevant book title, make note of the "Subjects" associated with it. Subjects will be listed in the catalog record for the book. Here are just a few subject headings that you can use in a "subject" search using the CUNY+ Catalog:
Literature and society
Use the CUNY+ catalog to find print, online books and other materials in John Jay's Lloyd Sealy Library. You can also search for items at other CUNY libraries.
Use the search box
below for a quick keyword search, or click on the "Search CUNY+" link for more search options such as author and title searches. For sample search terms, please refer to the box on the left.
Browse the shelves
You can also visit the library and browse the stacks area in the following call number sections: