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English & Creative Writing: Resources

Begin your research with recommended resources from our English and Creative Writing subject expert. This guide features scholarship indexes, full-text journal archives, handbooks, digital collections and more.


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Scholarship: Leading Subject Indexes

Scholarship: Full-Text Journal Archives

Full-text archives put a wealth of scholarship at your fingertips, but they differ in scope and content and are incomplete. Any substantial literature review should also use disciplinary indexes like those linked above.

Indexes, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries

Biography and Memoir

Primary Sources: Digital Collections and Aggregations

Primary Sources: Collections in North American and European Depositories

There are many to ways to identify archives with sources suitable for your research project, but savvy researchers use novel tools to search across archives for relevant sources -- especially those in unexpected places.

Tools like ArchiveGrid, Archive Web, and Archives Portal Europe facilitate access to collections at hundreds and even thousands of different institutions. You may not find digitized content, but you will learn which institutions hold unique resources of interest.

Primary Sources: Digitized Historical Newspapers and News

Primary Sources: Periodicals & Publication

Primary Sources: Translation

Writing, Reference and Editorial Resources