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English Language and Literature

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

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

To find audio-visual works of poetry, search by author, title, subject or keyword in advanced search and limit to CDs/Vinyl(Spoken) or Videos/DVDs as the Type or you can limit by location, Music and Audio, if you are searching for both types.

Select Web Resources

Reference Works

For more poetry reference works, search the catalogue for poetry as a keyword or subject keyword and limit to location, Reference


Here are a few key databases for journal articles about poetry and poets. For more article databases, see the subject guide for English Language and Literature--Find Articles page and the Databases by subject--Literature list on the Library web site.

Select Books

Here are some titles to help you get started with your research.

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