Creepy Seasonal Entertainment @ The Library
Thanks to Robert Maxwell in the cataloging department for this fun guide to holiday research!
It’s time for a reminder about how to find creepy entertainment appropriate to the season in your favorite library!
From the Library home page click on Find Books, then Search the library catalog.
Click on Alphabetic Search
In the search box enter one of the following:
Detective and mystery stories
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Romantic suspense fiction
Dark comedy films
Doctor Mabuse films
Haunted house films
King Kong films
Mad scientist films
CLICK ON GENRE/FORM (do NOT just hit enter)
After entering the search, you can browse forward in the list; take note that many of these headings may be subdivided by the nationality of the author (e.g., “Horror tales, Canadian.”) This also indicates the language of the item. If the item was originally in another language than English but has been translated, the subdivision “Translations into English” will be added, e.g., “Ghost stories, Breton–Translations into English.” Works intended for children may have the subdivision “–Juvenile fiction.”
You can also access some of this type of material using the alphabetic subject search using searches such as
Alien abduction–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Hallowe’en–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Haunted houses–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Vampires–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Monsters–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Mummies–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Werewolves–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Witchcraft–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Witches–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Wizards–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Zombies–Fiction [or –Juvenile fiction]
Have fun and don’t stay up too late! And please share your fun by reading to or watching with a friend!