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  • Indexes to Individual Literary Pieces in Anthologies 


    • Granger's Index to Poetry
    • The major index to poetry in anthologies is Granger's Index to Poetry. The current edition is entitled Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry.
    • Ref. PN 4321 .G8; Ref. PN 1022 .G7; Ref. PN 1022 .H39
    • Granger's provides access by title, first line, author, and subject to volumes of anthologized poetry cited in the index. The title/first line index contains the symbols for anthologies in which the poem appears. Bibliographic information for the anthologies identified is listed at the front of the volume.


    • Short Story Index. Supplements issued approximately every five years.
    • Ref. Z 5917 .S5 C6
    • Provides access to short stories in collections. Since 1974 coverage includes about 70 periodicals. Indexing by author, title, and subject of the short story in one alphabetic sequence.


    • Play Index.
    • Ref. Z 5781 .W48
    • Index to full-length plays, one-act, radio, television, Broadway scripts, etc. Includes both those published alone and those in collections. Arrangement is by author, title, and subject in one index. Main entry under author. Information provided includes number of acts and scenes, size of cast, number of sets, bibliographic information and a brief synopsis.
    • Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published Between 1900 and 1985. 7th ed.
    • Ref. PN 1655 .O8 1988.
    • Latest edition indexes 6000 titles in 1350 collections published in England and the U.S. and for anthologies since 1975 in all English speaking countries. Does not include children's, one-acts, or radio and television plays unless included in one of anthologies indexed. Author index contains symbols to anthologies in which play appears. The List of Collections lists all plays in that collection. Also includes a Title Index listing author.
    • Index to Plays in Periodicals.
    • Ref. PN 1721 .K45 1979 and Ref. PN 1721 .K43 1990.
    • Indexes plays from over 250 periodicals, usually from beginning of periodical. Complete information in author index. Also has Title Index listing author.

    Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN, 8/99.