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English and American Literature: Background Info

Reference Sources

These all purpose books define literary terms, identify fictional characters and places, and give biographical information on authors. They are valuable as sources of quick information.

Find Books via Auraria Library

  • Search for a book by author, title, subject or keyword(s) describing your topic.
  • Your results will contain both print books and ebooks.
    • For print books, write down the call number to locate the book in the Library.
    • For ebooks, an oranage "online" icon will appear beside the title. Click on the title to access the full-text.

Note: Though using Skyline can be a quick way to limit a search to print or ebooks, Skyline does not contain a great number of ebooks the Library offers through databases.  For a thorough search of book holdings, use the Start My Research method above.

  • Enter an author's name, a title, subject or keyword(s) describing your topic in the search box.
  • Using the Material Type drop down menu, limit your results to books or ebooks.
  • When the results appear, click on the book title to open the book record.
  • If the book is a print book, write down the call number to locate the book in the Library.
  • If the book is an ebook, click on Connect to resource to access the full-text.