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English: Literature Research

Resources for Literature

Welcome! You are looking at the best library resources for Literature in English. If you need to research a different discipline, please take a look at some of our other Research Guides to get an idea of what is available.

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Relevant Resources for Literature

This is just a sample of the many scholarly, educational websites available on literature.

  • Beowulf
    Online critical edition of Beowulf, in original Old English with modern English translation, links etc. from the British Library.
  • Chaucer
    Helpful sites from the Chaucer Metapage.
  • Dickens
    The Charles Dickens Project from the University of California.
  • King Arthur
    The University of Rochester's Camelot site on Arthurian lore, writings etc.
  • Shakespeare
    A list of Shakespeare sites from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Items in Drake Library

The Library Catalog searches books, ebooks, videos, course reserves, and more. 

Most books about "Language and Literature" are shelved in the "P" section on the top floor.

Some areas to browse might be:

  • PN -- General Literature
  • PR -- English Literature
  • PS -- American Literature
  • BS -- Biblical Literature
    The Bible as literature is shelved with other Bible information in the BS section.
  • Library of Congress call numbers
    For further breakdown of call numbers.
Last Updated: May 28, 2024 11:56 AM


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