Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Classic Literature and Languages

Books in the WMU Libraries' Collections

Use Library Search on the WMU Library homepage to search for print and online books.

Use Advanced Search

Limit to Books and Media

  • ​One concept per line  
  • Use quotation marks, e.g."ancient greek".
  • Limit to  "in Subject"  to find info about an author or a work of fiction

Video: How to use Library Search

When to use books

Books are ideal for information on

  • an author's life and literary biography
  • a particular genre or literary movement
  • a literary theme or device
  • a social or historical context for a book
  • a philosophy, theory, or school of thought that contextualizes literature
  • broad scope on the history of literature and how that piece fits into it 

Encyclopedias