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British Literature

This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to British Literature courses.


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Literature Resource Center Database

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.


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Writing Center

Busy students find the assistance they need at the SC4 Writing Center, located in 313 Main Building.

Submit your paper to the writing center: Writing Center tutors will respond to your paper by providing general feedback about your paper’s strengths and areas of concern and suggestions for improvement in the areas you selected above.  Tutors may also refer you to helpful resources for grammar and citation format. Writing Center tutors, however, will NOT correct, edit, or make changes to ideas in your paper.

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Literary Reference Center Database

A full-text database providing information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.



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The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

Each chapter is written by an experienced academic and teacher from Edinburgh University's Department of English Literature, recently reaffirmed as one of the best in the United Kingdom. The result is an unbeatable resource for new students: a well-stocked toolbox, offering foundational introductions to ways literary texts can be approached, and to the critical, formal and historical understanding this requires.

How to Find Book Reviews, Literary Criticism, and Other Reviews

This SC4 Library research guide shows you how to find book reviews and literary criticism, and the best places to look for them.


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