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Essential Resources for English Majors

This guide will also be helpful to English Minors, Graduate Students, and Faculty

Find Books

Find Books (Print & Ebooks)


  • Book-length secondary works are major sources of information in the study of literature.
  • Find these using the DUQSearch online catalog (print or ebooks) or the Classic Catalog (print books only, but with handy subject subdivisions when you do a "subject" search). Learn about Searching DUQSearch. Learn about Searching the Classic Catalog
  • Click the following link to learn how to search for books (print and electronic) in every discipline: How to Use the DUQSearch Online catalog to Find Print and Ebooks in Every Discipline
  • Many research guides contain links that run preset book searches in the DUQSearch online catalog
  • Ebooks can be accessed from anywhere by entering your Multipass username and password when prompted
  • To find a print book on the shelves, you need the book's unique call number, which you will find on the DUQSearch catalog record. If you are not sure how to find a book call number in the library stacks, you can stop at the front desk and ask for assistance.