Start with an author you like or read about. Search by author name. and change the search field to author/creator.
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Alternatively, start with a story or poem you liked and look for other stories in that collection. To do so, search for the original work it was published in. If you're not sure what the larger work is, try a web search for the title.
Browse by theme to find the names of authors you can then search. For example, search "Black authors" or "Jewish American authors" or another group of authors. Then look for names you can explore. This strategy will return books BY and ABOUT authors, so you'll need to explore.
Try a broad search of any of these, or something similar: fiction anthology, poetry anthology, drama anthology. This will turn up lots of stuff, including some collections of literature. It's interesting to see the range of literary collections, including contemporary Arab American fiction and science fiction.
mix and match key words. For example: Asian American authors AND anthology
Look for Subject Terms that describe your focus and use them to find works on that subject.
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There are many, many useful subjects! These just give a sense of what they look like.
While Gale Literature is primarily a literary criticism database, it includes some literary works by authors.
To check, type in your author's name (last name, first works best) and limit to primary sources and literary works. At document type, select poem or short story or other genre.
You can also browse these lists for sources:
Be sure to look for more!
The Web is a good place to find recommended reading lists!
The link below is to just one list, with links to short stories: