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Reference Resources

Reference tools such as biographies, bibliographies, and encyclopedias can provide useful overviews of a topic, a time period, a genre, or an author's life and works. These are general literature reference tools, but keep in mind that there are also many author- or subject-specific resources in the reference collection, and that it might be helpful to browse the PN (general literature), PR (English literature), or PS (American literature) call number ranges to see if your topic is represented in a specialized reference work.

General Literary Background Information

Use these resources to find author biographies, critical essays, histories, and other general background information.

Guides to Literature

Writing and Citing

Library Liaison

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Sarah McKee
Olin 316

Research and Reference Desk
Fall Semester Hours:
Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm
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Subject Guide

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Julia Warga
Chalmers Library, Room 308
Research and Reference Desk Hours:
Mondays 3pm-5pm and
By appointment
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