Search by any or a mix of the following:
Limit to Topic & Work Overviews. (See the three illustrations below, one for Asian American Literature and the other for Amy Tan AND Two Kinds.)
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Illustration 1: "Two Kinds" AND "Tan, Amy"
Illustration 2: The Results List - For Topic and Work Overviews, Short Stories (or other genre) for Students is a good choice.
Illustration 3: You can search by idea as well. In this case, I looked for overviews on "Asian American Literature"
Use books for historical, biographical, and cultural contexts.
Search by author, era, issue, etc.