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ENG218 Women in Literature: Home


For help finding resources in print (aka BOOKS) or online (articles, videos, websites, etc)  ask a librarian!

Searching for Feminist Texts in Our Library

To look for books that incorporate feminist ideas or philosophy, discuss feminists or feminism, or can be considered feminist texts in the case of fiction, search the library's book collection:

For non-fiction (Literary criticism, guides and manuals, biographies, histories, case studies, essays, philosophy etc.)

- Go to Advanced Search 

- Where it says 'Any Field' choose Subject

     -  type feminis* AND nonfiction; hit Search


For fiction (fairy tales, folk tales, novels, stories, etc.)

- Go to Advanced Search 

- Where it says 'Any Field' choose Subject

      - type feminis* AND fiction


Get Familiar With the Greats

Welcome to the Subject Guide for English 218: Women in Literature!

Using the Gale Virtual Reference Center database is an excellent way to quickly familiarize yourself with key figures and concepts in literature and literary theory.

To learn about key figures in feminist literary theory/history. Explore the different terms listed under Subject on the lefthand margin of the results page.


You can search for specific figures by name or work, or:

- Go to Gale Virtual Reference Center

- Search feminis*  with search term type 'Keyword' chosen; In a new line type "literary criticism", choosing 'Subject' from the dropdown instead of 'Keyword'

- On the right hand side of the results page, choose Document Type: Biography








In this course you will  be reading and hearing about many prominent feminists. These women often gave interviews or participated in documentaries. If you would like to watch and hear these women speak on feminism, womanism, and writing, search for those terms and their names in our video clip database, Films On Demand.

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