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English & American Literature

This is a guide to basic resources and research strategies for English and American literature and post-colonial literatures written in English.

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Welcome to the English and American Literature research guide. It includes links to key reference books, library subscription resources (e.g., article databases, e-books, etc.) as well as open web content. It also provides guidance in literary research. Click the Reference tab to see the sources that are excellent starting points for literary research. Note: some top-level pages have sub-pages that provide further information.


Contact me directly via e-mail or telephone to ask a question or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation. I am always happy to work one-on-one with you to help you with your specific research topic.

Working Off Campus?

Click on (in the top red bar of the Library homepagebefore you begin your research. Enter your UVM Net ID and password.
This enables you to use UVM Libraries electronic resources, e.g., journal article databases, electronic journals, e-books, etc.

NOTE:  UVM affiliates only after a database name indicates that it is a licensed library database, restricted to UVM affiliates.

Liaison Librarian

Patricia Mardeusz
Information & Instruction Services
Bailey/Howe Library
Room 049 (ground floor)
University of Vermont