Whether you need a hand beginning to explore a topic for a class or are delving into a long-time research interest, we hope you’ll take the time to explore the research guides below! In each, you will find tools to help you locate resources to further your research, although they are by no means exhaustive. We’d love to hear if you know of another good resource we should consider adding to any of our existing guides! And if we haven’t covered your research interest in our current guides, let us know; these guides are made for you. We can be contacted at [email protected]. Happy researching!
Open Access & Library Resources
This guide includes general tools to help you locate resources to further your research and understand ways to access them.
This guide includes tools to aid in the creative writing process, including resources for research, writing exercises, and finding the right word, on revision & editing and writers’ organizations and on residencies & fellowships and submission to contests or for publication, as well as a list of literary magazines.
Early Modern Literature
This guide includes tools for research on Early Modern Literature in general, as well as more specialized topics like Shakespeare and Milton.
This guide includes tools for research on Fantasy in general & Modern Fantasy, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien, the other Inklings, or Ursula K. LeGuin.
This guide includes tools for research on Imaginative Literature. This guide contains tools that cover the genres of Science Fiction, Detective, Dystopian and Gothic fiction; and specific authors and stories, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, and Star Wars.
Language & Philology
This guide includes tools for the learning of and research in philology and languages including Latin, Old and Middle English, Old Norse, as well as Celtic, Gothic, and invented languages.
This guide includes tools for research on Medieval literature in general, as well as more specialized topics like the legends of King Arthur or Beowulf, or the work of Chaucer.
This guide includes tools for research on Mythology in general.