This database is an essential resource for readers seeking historical short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, as well as full text for thousands of stories, dating from 1915 to 1983.
Short Story Index Retrospective is searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source, or by any combination of terms—making it easy for you to find only the relevant search results you need. Subject access helps narrow your search even further and includes:
- Topics and themes (such as fathers and daughters, football, holidays, and more)
- Locales where stories take place (cities, states, regions, and countries)
- Genre (dialect stories, legends and folk tales, science fiction)
- Names of individuals, peoples, or professions that stories are about (Leonardo da Vinci, Apache Indians, or dentists)
Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.– Library Journal