Anthology: a collection of choice works usually by various authors but sometimes from a single author. For example "Truth matters: landmark chapters from the teaching ministry of John MacArthur; 35th anniversary anthology, 1969-2004" by John MacArthur. To find anthologies on a particular topic in the library catalog use the term “anthology” along with the topic in question:
- Search the LIBRARY CATALOG Advanced search screen with your topic and anthology as keywords (e.g. literature anthology [all of these] [Keyword anywhere].
- Some are collections of works entitled "Readings in ..." or "Readings on ..." and some are edited or compiled works that may qualify as anthologies although they may not use the term antholgoy in the title. Therefore, you might find what you need by using "Readings in ...", "Readings on ...", “compiled by” or “edited by” instead of “anthology”. To find these
- use the Advanced Search screen
- type the desired phrase indicated above
- select [as a phrase] and [Keyword ]
- then select the radial button for AND
- then in the next set of search blocks type your topic (e.g. “literature”)
- and select [Keyword].
- Just keep in mind that not all compiled or edited works are necessarily anthologies (e.g. encyclopedias are edited but are not considered anthologies). Look through the table of contents. If each chapter is written by a different author then the book by definition qualifies as an anthology.
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Last updated April, 2010.