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Esther Wilkinson

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Literature

Introduction


Welcome to the Subject Guide for Literature! The guide provides an introduction to some of the most important Literature resources available via the library.

The information and resources in this guide will help get you started on your research journey. You can use the guide to find and access:


  • Books
  • Articles
  • Primary sources
  • Web resources
  • Guidance on searching effectively and evaluating sources

Books

To search for books and eBooks you can use Library Search. Library Search is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and also other resources (e.g. journal and newspaper articles).


Articles

A good starting point if you are looking for articles is Library Search.

However, if you need to explore the literature further and undertake a more comprehensive search, you can also use the following resources (note though that not all of them are full-text, so you may need to follow up references using Library Search):


Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online (LION)

JSTOR

JSTOR

Literary Encyclopedia

Literary Encyclopedia

Project Muse

Project Muse

MLA Bibliography

MLA Bibliography

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Primary Texts

The library provides access to several different eresources that you can use to access primary texts:



Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online (LION)

Drama Online

Drama Online

Historical Texts

Historical Texts

Web Resources

Below are a few web resources related to Literature. You can see a longer list in the Full Resource Listing.


Internet Poetry Archive

Internet Poetry Archive

Oxford Text Archive

Oxford Text Archive

Women Writers Online

Women Writers Online

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

Google Books

Google Books

Search Skills

No matter what stage you’re at with your studies, you will need to do some independent research for your assignments.

From basic search tips to more advanced research skills, our Moodle course guides you through devising a search strategy, carrying out a search and making sure you choose the right resources.


Search Skills Moodle Course

Search Skills Moodle Course



Enquiries

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