Literature and Writers

This guide leads to the best resources for literature and author research.

Recent Books

General Writing

Open Educational Resources: Literature / Writing

Literary Studies/Critical Theory

Graphic Novels

To Search for Books

To find books in the library, use the book database to search for subjects such as: 

Short stories
African American authors
Authors, American
Juvenile fiction
Literature history and criticism theory
Science fiction
American prose literature
Faulkner, William

If you don't find enough, use broader subjects: American authors, women authors, gay and lesbian authors, and the like.

To find books by an author, type the last name first, and use the Author search choice.

To find books about writing, the terms Authorship or Rhetoric work well in most databases.

Authors - Critical Biographies

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