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English Language and Literature Research Guide: Women and Literature

This guide provides resources and tutorials for students studying English Language and Literature.

Welcome to the Women and Literature page -- this page will help you identify appropriate resources for your research projects on the topic of women and literature. This page provides subject specific search strategies, database suggestions and links, journal suggestions and links, and other women and literature Open Educational Resources. See the boxes below to get started!

Search Strategies for Women and Literature

A good place to start searching is the library catalog, with a simple search of "Wom*n and Literature" This search will result in a variety of results about various women (such as women authors and women characters)  and various literatures (such as English, Spanish, French, etc.); the resources will include books, journals, and videos. The asterisk (*) allows the catalog to look for a variety of words at once, such as "woman" and "women."

The above search will result in broad results. You can narrow your results by using the Refine my Results options on the left-hand side of the page. For instance, you can narrow your results by "Resource Type" or "Subject."

"Resource Type" provides options such as articles, books, journals, and video. "Subject" provides options such as "English Literature" or "Women Authors History and Criticism" and more.

Women and Literature Journals

Database Best Bets for Women and Literature