If you are new to literary studies, the following resources will provide overviews of and introductions to literary authors, genres, terms and movements:
LMU's Department of Archives and Special Collections (A&SC) has a wide variety of rare research materials. From the first edition of Jane Eyre to medieval manuscripts to anti-slavery almanacs to early scientific treatises, A&SC offers opportunities for hands on experience with primary sources, unique research and innovative scholarship.
Everyone can conduct research in A&SC. The department just requires that you make an appointment.