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Essential Resources for Literary Research

Sources for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research

Welcome To Gumberg Library

Welcome to Gumberg Library

Fast Facts About the Library

The Gumberg Library offers a collection of over 239,900 printed books, with particular strengths in the Humanities, including English, American, and other literatures. We are also very strong in Philosophy and Theology.

We offer access to a over 728,500+ ebooks on all subjects, and the number is always growing.

You can also access hundreds of print and electronic reference works.

We connect you to the contents of over 99,700+ electronic journals. We still receive 123 journals in print.

We access 192,600 streaming videos.

We provide access to over 360 different databases, containing many types of information sources, with over 40 for use in literary studies. These include the major databases for scholarly secondary works on literary topics, particularly the MLA International Bibliography, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest One: Literature, as well as numerous databases of literary primary sources, and more.

We offer over 530 research guides created by subject specialists to point users to the very best resources on specific topics.

Most importantly, we have a friendly and expert staff ready to help you in any way we can!

All Gumberg Library electronic resources can be accessed from anywhere by entering your Multipass username and password when prompted.

Gumberg Library resources must be accessed through the links on Gumberg Library webpages.

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Need Help?

If at any time you need help with using Gumberg Library resources, please contact Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian, via email or by phone at 412-396-5351, 8:30 am-4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday. If he is not available, Ask Gumberg