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English Literature and Literary Criticism

About This Guide

This guide will walk you through the research process with recommended subject-specific resources. A list of some recommended resources included in this guide is below.

Don't forget to check out our other Research Guides for any interdisciplinary research.

Screen reader user? Follow these links to get instructions on using the Library Search interface to find books and journal articles.

Recommended Databases

Quick Resources

How to use Library Search

This page has videos showing you how to use Library Search to find a book and journal article. The rest of the guide explains how to use Library Search in more detail.

Advanced Search Techniques

This page will show you how to use Boolean operators to search for complex topics.

How to read call numbers

A 2 minute video on how to read Library of Congress Classification call numbers. If you need help finding a book, go to the Service Desk at the front entrance of Waldo Library.


Check out our Citing Sources Guide for helpful resources on how to cite your sources in APA, MLA, and Chicago formats. Purdue OWL and Excelsior College OWL also have helpful guides for each style with examples. Always check with your instructor on what style they want you to use and if there are any specific modifications they would like.

If you're still unsure of how to cite something, contact a librarian.