Global and Postcolonial Literature

Online Encyclopedias

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, concepts, works, and authors specific to global and post-colonial literature.

Print Encyclopedias

The library also has a number of print encyclopedias that can be found in the Reference section on the second floor of the library. 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.

Finding Articles

Use databases to find academic articles to continue your research. Below are the most helpful databases for finding relevant articles for global literature and postcolonial literature topics.

Good Starting Journals for Global and Postcolonial Literature

The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you want to narrow your search to a specific time period or genre, finding a journal that publishes in that area can help.

Historical Resources

Literature and history are, and have always been, closely related. These online and print resources covering various historical topics can help you understanding literature and its times and contexts.

Search the entire library catalog here.

Materials on Literature topics are found under the "P" category more generally. These books are found on the third floor of the Chester Fritz Library.

PN45-57 Literary Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics 
PN851-(884)  Comparative literature 
PJ Oriental Languages and Literature
PK Indo-Iranian Languages and Literature
PL Languages and Literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PM Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
Featured Books 

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 global and postcolonial literature.

Movie/TV Adaptations

The library has a DVD collection which includes many film and television adaptations of global and postcolonial works. The following are some of our featured DVD editions. The DVD's are on the the third 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!).