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Your starting point for finding background information, books, articles, and literary criticism.

New to Literary Studies?

If you are new to literary studies, the following resources will provide overviews of and introductions to literary authors, genres, terms and movements:

Primary Sources

Primary Sources: Archives and Special Collections

The library's archives and special collections (ASC) 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, ASC offers opportunities for hands on experience with primary sources, unique research and innovative scholarship.

Everyone can conduct research in ASC. We only require that you make an appointment.