English Literature

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Books are located on the upper floor (001-841) and the lower floors (841-999) of the library at the Lampeter campus. It is important to search the library catalogue in order to find specific titles. Some relevant classification numbers for English are listed below:

070.4    Journalism 
428.24    Grammar
801.09    Literary criticism
808.02    Creative writing
810    American literature
820    English and Old English literature
821    English poetry
822    English drama
823     English fiction
824    Essays

You can access e-books via the library catalogue and the E-Book Collections. For your subject, you may find the EBSCO E-book Collection and Early English Books Online useful databases. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account.

The main collection of English print journals is located at the lower floor while the latest journals are displayed on the ground floor of the library at the Lampeter Campus. It is important that you use the catalogue to locate individual journal titles. Some useful journals are listed below. Many of our journals are also available electronically.

A selection of full text e-journals as well as the indexes and abstracts are available via the library. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account.

To search for full text e-journal articles by subject, you can go to the library catalogue. Some useful e-journal collections for English are:

The easiest way to find full text e-journal articles is to use the library catalogue. Below are links to some useful e-journal titles for English:

The library subscribes to a number of e-resources, of which the following might be useful:

Early English Books Online contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from1473-1700.

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.

Education Source is the most authoritative online resource for education research. It offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Literature Online is a searchable library of more than 300,000 poems, dramas, prose and biographies.

NewsBank provides access to full-text content of local and regional UK and Ireland newspapers from 1980 to the present day.

19th Century British Library Newspapers provides access to national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers.

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.

Oxford Scholarship Online is a searchable full-text database of scholarly books in a range of subjects including English Literature.

Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. A complete list can be viewed at All Resources.