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English at the University of Missouri

The MU Department of English offers a wide range of courses in British and American Literature and Creative Writing, as well as special emphases in African Diaspora Studies, Critical Theory, English Language and Linguistics, Folklore and Oral Tradition, and Rhetoric and Composition. This guide includes core resources of general use. Separate guides will be developed for specialized resources.

Please feel free to submit suggestions for additional resources to add to this page, or email the subject librarian with book requests.


We now have The Literary Research Guide online!
This handy work lists the basic reference tools for all sorts of literary research. In the online version you can sign up for a free account and collect the resources that will help you with each research project. We have most, although not all, of the tools listed in The Literary Research Guide. To easily link to them from the Guide, use the LibX toolbar in Firefox. Highlight and right-click titles of print works to look them up in the MERLIN catalog. The Guide provides URLs for websites, some of which are proprietary. If MU has a subscription to the database, the given URL should work on campus. For off-campus access, add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:

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