On this page you'll see Library and Internet resources and subject headings specific to the study of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic fiction and Horror in literature. Note that many resources on other pages in this guide (e.g., Articles: Literary Criticism, Starting Points: Literature, Books, etc.) are equally important and should be used in conjunction with the resources on this page.
Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest.
Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic revival in literature:
|science fiction history and criticism||fantasy fiction history and criticism|
|science fiction english history and criticism||fantasy fiction english history and criticism|
|science fiction american history and criticism||fantasy fiction american history and criticism|
|horror tales history and criticism||gothic revival literature history and criticism|
|horror tales american history and criticism||gothic fiction literary genre english history and criticism|
|horror tales english [various subheadings]||gothic fiction literary genre american history and criticism|
|dystopias in literature
dystopian fiction [these are the actual literary works]
dystopias fiction [these are the actual literary works]
|utopias in literature
utopian fiction [these are the actual literary works]
utopias fiction [these are the actual literary works]
NOTE: To find actual works in these genres, enter your subject search (e.g., science fiction) and omit any subheadings such as "history and criticism"
Find Literary Criticism for a Writer's Works
In CATQuest Advanced Search limit entire search to "Library Catalog." Select "Books" from the list in the Resource Type category. Type the name of the writer in the top box. In the middle box type criticism interpretation. Limit search terms to Subject field.