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English: Literature, Rhetoric, and Composition: Reference Shelf

Specialized Reference (in the Library)

There are many series that focus on providing in-depth introductions to specific authors, literary movements, or theories. Books in the Cambridge Companions, Blackwell Companions, or Oxford Companions series are great places to start. Type in your area of interest plus "companion" or "encyclopedias" or "handbooks" to find titles like:

Boston Literary History

Online Reference (use from home)

Subject Guide

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