The following links will take you to online encyclopedias and reference manuals to help you get started on your research. Here you can find general background information, definitions, and history on many literary terms and concepts specific to British literature. The library also has a number of print encyclopedias that can be found in the r on the second floor of the library.
The English language has changed dramatically over time. Below are dictionaries to help you understand the history of the language, as well as look up definitions and spelling.
Hint: Reference books cannot be checked out of the library but there are scanners available on the second floor that can be used to scan information from these texts into a PDF which you can email to yourself.
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Materials on Literature topics are found under the "P" category more generally, while subclass PR features British literature specifically.These books are found on the third floor of the Chester Fritz Library.
|PR1-56||Literary history and criticism|
|PR171-236||Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)|
|PR251-369||Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)|
|PR1098-1369||Collections of English literature|
Looking for an interesting research topic? Currently, the featured books section holds some of the newest additions to the library's collection of research-worthy, literary texts on British literature.
The library has a DVD collection which includes many film and television adaptations of some of British literature's most popular and impactful works. The following are some of our featured DVD editions. The DVD's are on the basement floor of the library and can be checked out with your student ID just like books! (Make sure to check out the popular releases when you're there, too!).