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English Language and Literature

A guide to English language and literature resources in UVic Libraries.

About This Page

This page provides information and links to find books in print or electronic format in the Library catalogue, the Reference collection, online through the Libraries databases and on the Internet. Pages are also provided for information by genre, including Novels & Fiction; Poetry; Drama & Plays; and Criticism & Theory.


Other Catalogues

E-Books and Digital Texts


To find individual author biographies in UVic Libraries' collection, search in the Subject field by the author's last name, first name. Scroll down on the left-hand side to refine the results to the Subject of Biography. Biographies may also be included under the general subject heading for an author if there is no biography sub-heading.

Select Books

The following selected titles will help you get started with your literary research.


English Language Dictionaries

English language dictionaries in print are found at PE1620 - PE1693.  Recent editions are for library use only, and are found in the Reference collection.  Older editions may be borrowed, these are found in McPherson Library stacks (third floor).  

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