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Creative Writing: Books

A guide to research by Pratima Ghale at Mt. Holyoke College. Used with permission for students at Hollins University, using Wyndham Robertson Library.

Why books?

Books are useful for in-depth information; including historical context, overview, synthesis and analysis of information.  

Note: the process of writing, editing and publishing a book is lengthy, thus even the most recently published books may not contain the most current information on your topic (when you need the most current information, try journal, magazine or newspaper articles.)

Find Books

Where are the....



HU - General Collection:
"A-N" numbers are on the 3rd floor

"P-Z" numbers are on the 2nd floor 

HU - Folio and Oversize Folio:
2nd floor


HU- Reference
1st floor


HU Annex, HU Music Library
use the "request" function in the online catalog




*shelved alphabetically*


current issues:
Lewis Reading Room, 1st floor


older issues:
ground floor "compact" shelves