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English Literature: Getting Started

Start here for general research in English Literature and Criticism

MLA International Bibliography: The PRIMARY search tool for literature research

Recommended English Literature Databases

Databases contain listings of articles, books, book chapters, and other materials.  You may find the full text of some items attached to the listings.  Search a subject-specific database (MLA is the primary one for English) to find discipline-appropriate resources for your research project.

Recommended General Databases

Here you will find general research databases that will help you get started on your research.  Use a specialized database on one of the English pages for more in-depth research.

Related Guides

You may also find these other guides useful:

American Literature

British and World Literature

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