If you're not sure exactly what you're looking for, you may find it useful to browse the Library shelves at the following call number ranges:
PS 8001-PS 8649 Canadian Literature
PS 8001-PS8039 General
PS 8041-PS8057 Canadian literary criticism (as a subject)
PS 8061-PS8227 History and criticism of Canadian literature
PS 8111-PS 8117 By period
PS 8129-PS 8133 By region ...
PS 8139-PS 8227 Special forms
PS 8139-PS 8159 Poetry
PS 8179-PS 8199 Prose and prose fiction
PS 8231-PS 8379 Collections of Canadian literature
PS 8400-PS 8649 Individual authors
Authors are classified by name and period of productivity; works by an author are followed by biography and criticism
The Library has a growing collection of e-books which you can find using OCtopus or the Library Catalogue.
Did you know you can download e-books (restrictions may apply)?
An example of an e-book:
Search for books in other library catalogues. Use a UBC Library card to request and renew UBC Library books via the UBC Library catalogue; use the online Interlibrary Loan request form for other libraries
The Okanagan College Library Catalogue lists books, DVDs, streaming videos, and CDs that the library owns in print or electronic format. You can also search to see if the library subscribes to a specific print or electronic journal by entering the title of the journal. However, you cannot use the catalogue to search for articles within the journals.
Click here for a brief tutorial on searching the catalogue and requesting items in the catalogue
Tip: Enclose phrases in quotation marks; truncate with a question mark
Examples of keywords:
"canadian literature" decoloniz?
"canadian literature" postcolonial?
"canadian literature" canon?
"canadian literature" national?
"canadian literature" regional?
canad? "magic realism"
"canadian literature" global?
"canadian fiction" global?
Tip: Click on a subject heading in a catalogue record to find other materials on that subject.
With keyword searching if your initial search results aren’t satisfactory try synonyms, broader terms, narrower terms, and related words or phrases. Ask a librarian for help with alternative keywords or with subject headings.
Examples of subject headings:
OCtopus searches the Okanagan College Library Catalogue and many but not all of the Library's research databases in one search.
Enter keywords in the OCtopus search box on the Library's website
Tip: Enclose phrases in quotation marks; truncate with an asterisk
e.g. "canadian literature" regional*
You may limit your search results by Resource types √ Books
You may limit your search results by Resource types √ eBooks
You may limit your search results by Resource types √ Videos
The Library provides access to streaming video versions of National Film Board of Canada productions, ranging from animated shorts to full-length documentaries. NFB CAMPUS edition includes subscribed content not available to the public and users who create a profile have access to additional features like creating clips and playlists
Margaret Atwood: Once in August, filmmaker Michael Rubbo attempts to discover what shapes the celebrated writer's fiction and what motivates her characters. As one of Canada's most distinguished poets and novelists, Atwood is also one of this country's most elusive literary figures
The Library provides streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Find documentaries from TV and radio, news reports, archival material, excerpts and more.
Example: The Book of Negroes
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