Literature: Background Information on a Topic

Library resources for research and study in Literature

Reference Works Can Help You...

  • find overviews or introductions to a subject
  • identify possible directions for a topic you're exploring
  • put a narrow topic into context
  • identify facts, names, dates, etc.

Reference Works

If you'd like to browse the Reference Area (1st level of the library), see these classifications:

  • P     Language and Literature
  • PN  Literature (General)
  • PR  English Literature
  • PS  American Literature


Author Biographical Info

Information About Authors & Their Works

Most of the databases in Articles & Journals provide citations to and selected full text for book reviews. If needed, see also:

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