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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.

Call Numbers/Subject Headings

To find books by an author in the online catalogue, type the last name, first name and search in Author heading 

To find books about an author in the online catalogue, type the last name, first name and search in Subject heading


Other Catalogues

E-Books and Digital Texts


To find individual author biographies, search by the author's last name, first name as subject. Scroll down to the heading for 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.

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