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A General Guide: English Language and Literature

Resources for literary research.

Reference Sources

Q. What are reference sources?

A. Information sources that allow for quick, easy look-up of answers to specific questions.  Examples: dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas, almanac, handbook, gazetteer, etc.

Books on shelves

Q. Why use reference sources?

A.The sources are organized for quick and easy access to facts and information.  The brief entries are written to provide overviews that enhance one's understanding of the bigger picture.  Consulting reference sources will help you better understand your research topic so you can ask the right questions.

General Reference

Off-campus access requires Library PIN

Other Reference Materials

Some resources require Library PIN for off-campus access.

Literary Theory and Criticism, Select Titles