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This guide will help you find a wide range of resources for all courses in English literature.

Subject Guide

Chris Caldwell
Chris Caldwell
Assistant Professor & Humanities Librarian
Special Collections
University of Tennessee Libraries
Subjects:English, Theatre

Starting Points

Books, Audio-visual Materials, etc.

Hodges Library Catalog


Google Books

Google Scholar


You are encouraged to search MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) and Literature Online (LION)  in tandem as they are both powerful and have surprisingly little overlap in results. LION includes the British Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

For all languages and time periods: Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, and MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB)

For British and American literature: Literature Online (LION)

For Linguistics: Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and MLA International Bibliography

For the most recent articles: Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP and Humanities International Complete

For full text articles from a number of fields: JSTOR and Project MUSE

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:

Oxford English Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online

Oxford Reference Online - See the Literature section

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism

Research Advice:

MLA Literary Research Guide - A selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literature of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.

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