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English & American Literature


Print reference books are located on the main/1st floor of the Bailey/Howe Library. They are non-circulating (i.e., you may not check them out of the library).
In the Reference Collection, look in the call number range PA-PS : Languages and Literatures

Companions and handbooks are excellent sources to find an overview of a topic, an explanation of unfamiliar terms, or brief factual information on authors, plots, genres, etc. These sources provide general coverage.

Handbooks & Companions - All Topics

Literary Themes

Handbooks & Companions

Companions - Individual Authors

The library owns many print Oxford Companions to literary authors. To find additional Oxford Companions, use the Library Catalog.
A suggested search would be to search oxford companion as a phrase and add the author's last name. Limit your terms to the search field "title."