There are a few ways that you can find poetry resources in the library.
PN1010-1551 (collections of poetry -- a good place to find a style or poet you like)
PN6099-6110 (works by a specific poet -- best if you have someone already in mind)
There are several avenues by which you can discover poems; you will have to cite each poem you use in the appropriate style. The examples below are taken from the MLA Style Manual, 3rd Edition. For further examples, personalized help, or examples within a different citation style, please contac the Library Reference Desk at email@example.com or contact the Writing Center for help.
Examples of poems you might encounter:
A poem within a larger anthology:
Poet. "Title of Poem." Translator, if applicable. Title of Anthology. Editor of Anthology. Place of Publication: Publishing Company, Year of Publication. Page Numbers of the Cited Piece. Format of poem.
Whitman, Walt. "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking." American Transcendental Poetry. Ed. Thomas Green. New York: Penguin, 1965. 81-83. Print.
A scholarly edition:
Poet. "Title of Poem." Date of Original Creation. Name of Volume. Editor of Edition. Place of Publication: Publishing Company (if applicable), Year of Publication. Page Numbers of the Cited Piece. Format of Poem.
Whitman, Walt. "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking." 1859. Leaves of Grass. Ed. H.W. Blodgett. New York: New York University Press, 1965. 58-61. Print.