Resources for English and Creative Writing

Resources for English

Click on the tabs below to explore our resources:


Printed Materials

Printed Materials

The main collection of printed material e.g. books, journals, reference and quick reference for students of English and Creative Writing can be found in the Hugh Owen Library on Level F (top floor):

Philology/Linguistics/Language in general
PE English language/History of English
PN Literature in general inc: Critical Theory & Literary Forms (e.g. Poetry), also Creative Writing
PR English Literature
PS American Literature
Z Printed bibliographies inc: English and American Literature/Drama/Fiction

Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

N.B. If you are visiting these resources off campus, follow the advice in this FAQ first.

Search for individual e-books and e-journals by name or subject in Primo the library catalogue

You can also browse the e-journals separately

Try dipping into this list of online information resources to get a feel for what's available

I have chosen some and added a few freely-available ones here that you may find useful in your studies:

Reference:

Search for journal articles:

Digitised content from the past:

Newspapers past and present

Other catalogues:

Information Skills

Information Skills

See our Information Skills pages for information on:

  • finding printed materials in the library
  • finding and evaluating electronic information
  • keeping up to date in your subject of study
  • effective study and bibliographic referencing
  • library induction and skills training

There are also useful online tutorials for your subject covering key online information skills - try the tutorial for English.

Collections

Collections

The University's collections contain a wide range of materials, including theses and past papers. You can find details of all our collections here.

The following may be of particular interest to English students:

Services for academic staff

Services for academic staff

Your subject librarian can provide skills training for students and staff, resource evaluation and more. For full details see this page.