Skip to main content

ENGL 394MN: Music and the Irish Novel

Search tips

If you're looking for more in-depth/book-length studies on music in general or of a particular kind of music, try searching the Five College Libraries Catalog or WorldCat.  Try a combination of keywords like 

irish music


ireland music

You can narrow further to a particular time period by adding keywords like "20th century" or to a specific genre by adding keywords like "traditional" or "ballads."

If you have a particular literary figure in mind and you'd like to find out if anyone has written about that author and how his/her work relates to music, you might also try searching on that author's name and music or a particular kind of music. For example,

kate o' brien opera

or, more broadly,

ireland literature music

Keep in mind that library catalog records are only a brief synopsis of the book they represent. Sometimes you need to get your hands on the book and flip through the table of contents and index to find out if it covers the particular author or literary work in which you are interested.

Where to search

Request Books From Another Five College Library

Click on request item in the catalog to have an item sent from another Five College library to MHC.  You will get an email when it arrives. Pick it up at the MHC circulation desk and return it there when you are done.

Request Books From Outside the Five Colleges

From Google Books, Worldcat or the library databases, click the "MH Links" text or  MH Links button  then select "Request document via Illiad".

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form