English Language and Literature

Queen's University Library provides subject, course, and how to guides to help you connect with the best tools, resources, and strategies for research.

The liaison librarian for English Language and Literature is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen's University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. We also evaluate, purchase, and make available teaching and research materials, including books, journals, and databases to support the discipline.

Start your research by clicking on the guide link below.  The guide will help you to identify and access highly recommended resources for research in this discipline.

Find support for your class by going to the section, Course Guides, located on the subject guide.

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English literature and language encompasses a wide field of study, covering many geographic areas and time periods. Please refer to the guide to find databases, bibliographies, journal articles, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, websites and full text primary sources.


Please use the following link to view databases relating to this subject.


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