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English Literature Research Guide

This is a general overview of the resources available in the subject area of English literature.


Welcome to the research guide for English literature! Here you'll find the library's most frequently used databases, online resources, archives, and other materials for the study of English and American literature. For resources pertaining to a specific genre, subject area, or format, see the menu to the left. 

Great Places to Get Started

Library Search 

Search the Emory Catalog


Scholarly Articles

Project MUSE

Scholarly books and journal

MLA International Bibliography

Literary criticism and essays

Proquest Databases

Search over 80 databases at once. All subjects, and includes historical newspapers

Finding Archives and Primary Source Material

Archives and Special Collections

Primary source material held at Emory Libraries  

Emory Digital Collections

Access unique research materials

Stuart A. Rose Library

Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library


Search Emory's Special Collections

How to Find Newspapers

Guide to finding newspapers at Emory Libraries 

How to Cite Your Sources

Evaluating Sources

Emory's guide to assessing source material

MLA Handbook

Online access to the 2021 ninth edition of the MLA Handbook with many additions.

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Guide to style, usage and grammar for American English published by the University of Chicago Press

Purdue Owl

Excellent resource for citation questions

Library Tips and Services

Library Help for Undergraduates

A guide to materials, events, and amenities in the library

Ask a Librarian

Get in touch with a librarian via email or chat

How to Find Sources

A guide to the different types of sources found in the library

Library Services

A guide to all the services the library offers

Research Help

The library's guide to the research process

InterLibrary Loan

Check out books from other libraries across the country