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Library Subject Guides

English Literature: Home

A guide for UC students and staff

Key Databases

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Location of English literature books in the Library

English literature theses on the UC Research Repository

Welcome to the English Literature Subject Guide

The Library has a huge range of resources available to English literature students. Ask your Subject Librarian for help in using any of these.

New Resources News

Winners of the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults announced

PressReader extending backfile

PressReader has announced they are extending the backfile coverage for newspapers and magazines.

Where previously the Library only had access to the latest 90 days, for some titles we now have coverage back to 2007.
There are over 7000 titles in PressReader. you can browse the database here.


Literature Online now on ProQuest

Literature Online is now available on the enhanced ProQuest platform and cross-searchable with ProQuest journals, newspapers, dissertations and other relevant content. 

According to ProQuest, Literature Online on the main ProQuest platform includes new user-driven enhancements and functionality such as:

  • Ability to cross-search a wealth of relevant content including ProQuest journals, Early European Books, Historical Newspapers, Dissertations, archival magazine collections and more
  • New content updates from publishers that will be available more quickly
  • Enhanced Author Pages supporting the way users look to engage with content
  • Improved filtering facets to help users find relevant content, offering better options to narrow search results
  • More prominent content types, including criticism resources, primary works, reference resources, video, and audio

New Titles

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