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Resource Guide:
Introduction to Literary Studies

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Literary Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics and Theory
  • American Literature
  • American Poetry
  • English poetry -- Early modern
  • English poetry -- 18th century
  • English poetry -- 19th century
  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
  • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
  • Wallace, David Foster 1962-2008
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • American Literature
  • American Poet
  • An Introduction to Literary Studies
  • A William Faulkner Encyclopedia
  • The Cambridge Introduction to William Wordsworth
  • Studies in English Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • English Literary History
  • Essays in Literature
  • Journal of Literary Studies
  • Oxford Literary Review
  • Persuasions: the Jane Austen Journal

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
How to Read LiteraturePN 49 .E25 2012
A Reader's Guide to Fifty British Novels, 1600-1900PR 821 .P48
Reading Jane AustenPR 4037 .D36 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American PoetryPS 316 .C35 2011
The Poems of Emily Dickinson, including variant readings critically compared with all known readingsPS 1541 .A13
Emily Dickinson: the mind of a poetPS 1541 .Z5 G4 1965
William Faulkner, an interpretationPS 3511 .A86 Z89 1957
A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: the short storiesPS 3511 .A86 Z9835
Literary Theory: An Historical IntroductioneBook 2015
Key Terms in Literary TheoryeBook 2012
Literary Theory: The BasicseBook 2001