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English Literature and Language Resources: American Literature

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

Finding reference sources

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:

  • American literature
  • American literature - Indian authors
  • American literature - Mexican American authors
  • American literature - women authors
  • United States in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature) - United States
  • Women in literature - United States
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Ida

Finding newspaper, magazine and journal articles

Which newspapers, magazines & journals do we have?

By broad subject area: