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Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to resources for the study of literature in English. Use the links in the table of contents or the tabs at the top of the page to find definitions, topic overviews, books, articles and more that will help you with your research.
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Reference sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias--provide overviews of topics and descriptions of concepts and ideas. They can also provide definitions, statistics and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms.
Use the dropdown arrow to choose an online resource to search for more in-depth information on your topic. This list includes resources with a wide variety of content, such as journal articles, topic overviews and definitions from encyclopedias and dictionaries and in-depth information from e-books.
Books are a great source of in-depth information on a topic. Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic. You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.
There are a lot of great resources on the web where you can find information about English Literature as well as online primary texts (stories, poems and novels) and recordings of literature being read aloud. Hover your mouse over the links to find out what they contain. Have fun exploring!