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Communication Studies M05: Oral Interpretation/Literature: Short Stories

This guide is intended to help you learn about using the library resources to find short stories, plays, and poetry.

White Angel / Michael Cunningham

Selected Websites for Short Stories


How to Search for Short Stories in the Library Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to search for short stories in the Moorpark College Library.

There are two ways to look for short stories in the Library Catalog.

1. Write down  the short story title in quotation marks followed by the author's last name.

EXAMPLE: "Young Goodman Brown" Hawthorne
Screenshot of the book Nathaniel Hawthorne"s Young Goodman Brown

2. Some short stories are included in anthologies and may not be available as a separate collection of short stories by the author. In that case, write down the short story title in quotation marks and click the Search button. The results list will display anthologies, criticism of the short story and if available a selection or complete short stories by the author.

EXAMPLE: A search for the short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter will display the following results:Screenshot of two titles, one is a criticism of short stories, the second shows that the story is available in the contents.

Another way to find short stories is to look for anthologies and collections. Search under American short stories, English short stories, Spanish American short stories, ghost stories, etc.