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English: Program - English Studies: Background Information

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other general works.

Below is a select list of general works: 

  • 1000 thousand years of English literature: a treasury of literary manuscripts (Hunt Library - Call Number PR83 .F53)
  •  Dictionary of Literary Biography (available online through Literature Resource Center - see Articles, in this guide)
  •  Encyclopeddia of English studies and language arts (Hunt Library - Call Number PE65 .E47)
  •   Norton Anthology of English Literature (Hunt Library - Call Number PR1109 .N6)


Tips:  For additional titles search Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' Online Catlog (CAMEO) using "encyclopedias", "dictionaries", or "handbooks" as a subject or keyword

In addition, many of these works are indexed in online collections and are often available in full-text.  They are good for those who wish to explore resources or for finding additional information sources: