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English and American Literature and Language: Resources for Graduate Students

Until 2015, this was the main guide for graduate students in the English Department.

This Guide Is Retiring

PLEASE NOTE: this guide is not being updated and will soon redirect to

If there are specific aspects of this guide that have been helpful to you and that you'd like to see incorporated into the new version, please let Odile know!


This guide is intended to give graduate students in Harvard's Department of English a point of departure for library research. Its aim is to identify and link to core resources and to lead to others of interest.

Use the Quick Links page for shortcuts to key resources in literary studies.

Please do contact me for guidance or assistance with your research, or with any question concerning the libraries and your work.

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Laura Farwell Blake
Head of Services for Academic Programs

Widener Library

Harvard University