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ENGLISH: Subject Guide

Resource suggestions and search tips for research in English literature and creative writing.

In This Section

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Great for going deeper

Books, like articles, will report on specific research done by scholars in the field. When you know your topic or research question, check out a few books for information that will support your ideas or answer your questions. Films and documentaries can be a great way to supplement your other research, or to find visual representations of your topic.

Search the Catalog

Find books, eBooks, and A/V materials in the University of Jamestown's Library. 

Browse for Books

If you are interested in browsing, try looking at Dewey Decimal Call Numbers in the

  • 420s: English language (grammar, etymology, etc.)
  • 800s: Literature (including novels, short fiction, poetry, drama, essays, literary criticism)
    • 810s: American literature in English
      • 811: American poetry in English
      • 812: American drama in English
    • 820s: English and Old English literatures
      • 821: English Poetry
      • 822: English drama

Streaming Media

These databases contain video resources to support your research or help you learn about new topics.

eBook Collections @ UJ

In addition to searching through the catalog, you can browse the eBook collections at UJ.