Answered By: ask crisslibrary
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 6

The MLA International Bibliography database is the library's most comprehensive guide to research in literature and language.  Unfortunately, I do not see a technical term to describe the relationship you are looking to find, but I think you can construct a search to address it. For example:

The phrase "compared to" is a standard term among the subjects, usually in relation to an author's name.  The genre term "novel" narrows the focus, but perhaps you may need to consider other terms like "short story."

The generic search above retrieves almost 1700 records.  You could use an author's name or the title of a work in the third box to look for more specific comparative treatments.  In any event, I don't think it will require too much browsing to identify possible coupled works. ("Coupled works" is how I would phrase it, but unfortunately that does not work in a search.)

If this approach proves inadequate, please contact Katie Bishop, our Humanities Librarian (  Katie may have other ideas to try.

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