Have no fear. The Library’s Digital Reference Team can save the day. Their new Web Guide, “Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes,” can help you find a novel, short story or poem without knowing its title or author.
According to the team, a good starting point for identifying novels and poems is an Internet search engine, like Yahoo! and Google. Google also offers a book-search database where you can access digitized images of books, including full text if the book is no longer under copyright.
The Library of Congress Catalog holds approximately 14 million records, by publication date, place of publication, language and format (for example, books). Users can conduct a keyword search or browse by subject heading to locate relevant records.
You can also search subscription databases and print resources found in your local library.