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Resource Guide:
Tolkien & Lewis

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.

  • Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973 -- Criticism and Interpretation
  • Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary Place)
  • Narnia (Imaginary Place)

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.

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Tolkien Studies
  • Journal of Tolkien Research

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
Road to Middle-earth: How J. R. R. Tolkien created a new mythology / Tom ShippeyO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 Z824 2003
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis : the gift of friendship / Colin DuriezO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 Z639
Surprised By Joy / C. S. LewisBV 4935 .L43 A3 1956
Tolkien the medievalist / ed. by Jane ChanceO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 Z87 2003
A Secret Vice: Tolkien on invented languages / ed. by Dimitra Fimi & Andrew HigginsO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 A6 2016
The collected letters of C. S. Lewis / ed. by Walter HooperO.S.Card PR 6023 .E926 Z48 2004
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien / ed. by Humphrey CarpenterO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 Z48 c.2
The Inklings handbook : a comprehensive guide to the lives, thought, and writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and their friends / Colin Duriez and David PorterO.S.Card PR 478 .I54 D87
Tree of tales : Tolkien, literature, and theology / edited by Trevor Hart and Ivan KhovacsO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 Z883 2007
C.S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric genius, reluctant prophet / Alister McGrathO.S.Card PR 6023 .E926 Z7946 2013
The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the public sphere / Samuel JoeckelPR 6023 .E926 Z733 2013
J.R.R. Tolkien: A biography / Leslie Ellen JonesO.S.Card PR 6039 .O345 Z6616
Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly ReviewO.S.Card PR 6039 .O32 Z4588 v.1-9