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English and American Literature
Welcome to the English and American Literature Research Guide!
This is a guide to University of Delaware Library resources related to literature.
New! DELCAT Discovery
Search DELCAT Discovery to identify library materials related to your research topic. To specify search terms as author, title, journal source or subject keywords, choose Advanced Search. Results can be refined by selecting facets from the left menu (e.g., format or year).
Materials labeled University of Delaware Library are held at, or are accessible through, the University of Delaware Library. Those tagged as WorldCat Libraries are not available at the UD Library and may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
- Place quotation marks around keyword phrases ("sun also rises").
- Boolean operators in keyword searches (AND, OR, NOT) should be typed in capital letters (morrison AND beloved).
- Publisher names and locations can be searched by adding pb: and pl: before the keywords (pb:ollier AND pl:london).
- DELCAT Discovery groups similar items in one entry, so it's important to click either the "View all formats and languages" or "View all editions" link in a record; both links connect to the same page.
From Off Campus
Most Library online resources can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff and students. When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your UDelNetID and password.
Recommendation for Purchase
The Library welcomes suggestions for books, journals, videos and other material for the English and American literature collection. Please use the Recommendation for Purchase form to send your suggestions.