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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Welcome to the Introduction to English Language Literature LibGuide
Whether you are in a lower division English course or a graduate student, this guide provides you with quick access to a variety of relevant resources, including the Library's catalog, electronic databases such as JSTOR and MLA International Bibliography, Reference Resources, and other scholarly works.
Database subscriptions may include any or all of the following titles, based on subscriber preferences: Contemporary literary criticism; Twentieth-Century literary criticism; Nineteenth-Century literature criticism; Literature criticism from 1400-1800; Shakespearean criticism; Classical and medieval literature criticism; Poetry criticism; Short story criticism; Drama criticism; and Children's literature review.
The annual bibliography of English language and literature (ABELL) lists monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world; unpublished doctoral dissertations are covered for the period 1920-1999. The bibliography consists of 80 volumes, beginning in 1920 and issued annually.
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