What is an anthology?
An anthology is a collection of short works
An anthology is "nonperiodical," that is, not published on a regular schedule like a magazine or journal.
How do I know it's an anthology?
Do any of these words or phrases appear in the anthology's title?
How do I identify an anthology in a database?
Look for typical anthology elements in the vendor's citation:
What kind of short works might be in an anthology?
An anthology may include both primary and secondary sources.
What primary sources are in an anthology?
Primary sources can be the surviving original records or eyewitness accounts of a particular period. They can also be first-published reports of new research. Examples of primary sources that might be in an anthology:
Tip: See the Knowledge Base for a list of primary sources.
What is a reprinted work in an anthology?
A short work that was previously published as part of a larger work, such as:
The anthology may reprint the entire short work or an excerpt from it.
Locate original publication information:
How does a republished work differ from a reprinted work?
A republished work in an anthology was previously published by itself as:
The republished work can be:
What is an anthology of critical works?
An anthology of criticism about an author, literary period or movement includes original and reprinted works, such as:
What is a critical edition?
A critical edition focuses on one or more republished works edited to be the "authoritative" text(s).
To supplement the study of this work, the anthology includes primary sources and secondary sources such as:
Who is the primary contributor to the anthology as a whole?
An editor or compiler prepares an anthology for publication by:
How do I evaluate an editor or author?
A contributor's expertise and credentials should relate to your subject. A credible editor or author might:
A contributor's credentials and expertise are listed:
How to I evaluate an essay written for an anthology?
Does this source fit?
How do I cite a short work in an anthology?
The author and title can be found:
How do I cite an anthology?
Gather elements for your citation from the anthology's title and copyright pages: