Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

English Literature: Reference

This is a research guide for resources in English Literature.

Online Reference

Reference sources include dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and more. They provide basic information about a subject, person, or idea. Speed Library has access to both print and online reference sources. 

  1. Print reference titles: They are available in the Reference Room on the library's first floor. To search these works, conduct an Advanced Search in MICAL for your topic in one search box and the word "reference" in another.
  2. Online reference titles: use the links below to search the library's reference sources databases [Oxford Reference or Credo Reference] or the online databases [Project Gutenberg, Bartleby, & The Complete Works of Shakespeare] which contain many out-of-copyright literary works.

Literature Reference @ Speed

Allusions & Characters @ Speed