Skip to main content

ENG118: Writing About Humor: Finding Sources

Spring 2017, P. Sapira

Reference sources

Find Books


Look for books in the Five College Library Catalog.  

Search satire as Subject keyword 

Other useful terms include:
Comedy films
Comedy programs
Editorial cartoons
Political cartoons
Wit & humor
Stand-up comedy

Use the Request Item button in the catalog to request books from the other Five Colleges.

No luck? Expand your search by looking in Worldcat for books outside of the Five Colleges. Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned by the Five Colleges.

Find Articles

Academic Search Premier--searching hints

Searching hints for Academic Search Premier:

satire  AND  psycholog* or philosoph* 

or try satire in SU subject terms and limit to Magazines in Source Type to find articles from general interest magazines.


You can also try searching on other terms such as:

  • humor
  • parody
  • incongruity
  • slapstick
  • irony

Tips on evaluating results:

You are looking for reputable sources.  How can you tell if a source is reputable?  (We will discuss this in class.)

Contact me for more help

Teaching, Learning & Research Librarians's picture
Teaching, Learning & Research Librarians