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*English Language & Literature

A guide to conducting research in English language and literature at the University of Virginia Library

Find Original Poetry, Prose, Drama, Ephemera, and More

The following resources may be useful in finding primary source literature including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, broadsides, and more. This set of databases concentrate their content on a particular time period. Others can be found on the A-Z list of databases under the subject English.

The following resources may be useful in finding primary source literature including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, broadsides, and more. This set of databases concentrate their content on a particular genre. Others can be found on the A-Z list of databases under the subject English.

The following resources may be useful in finding primary source literature including manuscripts, books, pamphlets, broadsides, and more. This set of databases concentrate their content around a particular theme. Others can be found on the A-Z list of databases under the subject English.

Find Historical Newspapers, Periodicals, Diaries, & More

The following resources will allow for searching in historical newspapers. Others can be found in the Newspapers & Other News Media research guide.

The following resources will allow for searching in historical periodicals (some include newspapers along with other serials).

The following collections include diaries, letters, and oral histories.