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English and American Literature: Books & Dictionaries

Subject Guide for literary studies in English.

Dictionaries and Companions

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, a green "Full Text Online" icon will appear beside the title. Click on the icon to access the full-text.