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English literature

Liaison librarian

  • Lonnie [dot] Weatherby [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-5031
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  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Sources for Background Information


Guides to the Literature

Literary research Guide, an annotated listing of reference sources in English literary studies

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Searching the Library Catalogue

WorldCat - Library Catalogue/Discovery Tool

  • Finding Books, etc
    Use WorldCat to find books, journals, articles, and other resources, in both print or electronic format. Your search will cover McGill's entire collection of resources, and can be expanded to include the collections of libraries worldwide.

Classic - Library Catalogue

  • Finding Books, etc
    Use the classic catalogue to search for print books, journals, DVDs, and other items that are in McGill's collection.

Core and Additional Databases

Periodical Indexes & Full-text Databases



Full-text Primary Sources


Multimedia collections:books,periodicals,pamphlets,photos,maps,filmclips, etc.

Empire online

Nineteenth century collections online  (see British theatre, music and literature: high and popular culture)

Romanticism:life, literature and landscape

Popular culture in America: rock and roll, counterculture, peace and protest

Medieval travel writing

Travel writing, spectacle and world history

Victorian popular culture: moving pictures, optical instruments and the advent of cinema

London low life:street culture, social reform and the Victorian underworld

Everyday life and women in America:c1800-1920

Defining gender, 1450-1900

Archives Unbound


Secondary Sources


Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Concordances (Internet Resources)



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