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English Subject Guide

  • Researching literature includes finding criticism, which is available in books and journal articles. See the Find Literary Criticism Guide
  • Find articles for composition and writing assignments in Databases
  • Reference books in P contain critical and biographical information about authors
  • General Collection books in P contain classic and contemporary literature
  • See also: Literature Subject Guide


Search Databases by subject or topic to find scholarly articles and other information appropriate for your assignments.


The Library Catalog, EZ-Borrow, and ILLiad are your gateways to the books (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.) you need for your research.


There are many websites relevant to English. The library uses to track and organize websites. If you want to share a website relevant to an assignment with Ship students, please tag it in with: ShipLibrary, EnglishGuide, [and the relevant course number, e.g. eng106].