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Library Guide for Graduate Research in English Literary Studies: Textual History

Welcome to the Library Guide for Research and Bibliography. This guide will be useful for graduate students who are new to the University of Alabama who are unfamiliar with the tools and resources that the University Libraries offers.

Large Collections of Secondary Materials

Early Modern British Bibliography and Criticism

History & Culture

Find background information on your topic through these historical databases:


Early Modern/Shakespeare Editions

Early Modern British Secondary Sources

Shakespeare presents unique challenges and opportunities. See these resources in addition to those listed elsewhere in this guide.

Multicultural Literary Works in English

A few examples of titles and series available when searching Cambridge Companions:

  • Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature
  • The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature
  • The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature

British and American Author Resources