This is a selective guide to some of the many resources available for the study of Irish and Anglo-Irish Literature, Film, and Theatre. This page will be your gateway to books, journal articles, and web resources. Here are a few other subject guides that will be of interest to you:
Subject headings are words and phrases which constitue a "controlled vocabulary" to categorize books by subject field. Subject headings often indicate the contents of books in terms that their titles do not use, which often may be very general. Subject headings in online databases are often referred to as descriptors, but they serve the same purpose in locating valuable resources. Using a "keyword" search will identify catalog entries that contain those specific terms which can add value to a search; however, the terms can be found anywhere - author, notes, publisher, etc. - therefore there is no indication of the value of the term(s) as content matter of the items in a results list. Here are some you may want to try:
Ireland - Literary Collections
English fiction--Irish authors
English literature - Irish authors
English literature - Irish authors - history and criticism
Literature and history--Ireland
Irish literature--20th century
Motion pictures - Ireland - History
Ireland - In motion pictures
Film genres - Ireland
Documentary films - Ireland - History and criticism
Motion pictures - Ireland - 21st century - History and criticism
Theatre - Ireland
English drama - Irish authors - history and criticism
Irish drama - 20th century
Irish drama - History and criticism
Theatre - Ireland - History - 20th century
Theatre and globalization - Ireland - History - 20th century
McPherson , Conor , 1971 - Criticism and interpretation
Beckett , Samuel, 1906-1989 Dramatic works
Database Search Tips
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"in the name of the father"
Very useful when searching for specific titles or names. Keeps the words together as a phrase rather than allowing the databases to search each individual word.
Boolean: (using operators: and, or, not)
mother and father searches for occurrences of both words within scope defined.
mother or father searches for one or all, but both are not required.
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