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English Literature and Language Resources: Theory, Language and Creative Writing

This guide is intended to provide guidance for students researching in the area of English language and literature.

Finding Books

Search our library catalogue by Title or Author if you already know the book you are looking for.  Remember to type the Author's last name first!

Search by KEYWORD if you don't know the Subject Heading or if you are looking for something in an Anthology or Collection of essays.  Browse your results, using the assigned Subject Headings to find more books on your topic.

Search by Subject Heading to find additional books on your topic, or books about a particular author.  Examples of the types of subject headings you can use:


  • Criticism
  • English literature history and criticism theory
  • Feminist literary criticism
  • Literary form
  • Literature history and criticism
  • Literature history and criticism theory
  • Literature philosophy
  • Postmodernism (Literature)


  • English language grammar
  • English language grammar handbooks manuals etc.
  • English language rhetoric
  • English language usage
  • Oral communication
  • Vocabulary


  • Creative writing
  • Creative writing (higher education)
  • Prose literature authorship
  • Report writing
  • Science fiction authorship

Finding newspaper, magazine and journal articles

Which newspapers, magazines & journals do we have?