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English Literature: Find Books

Guiding you to research resources for English Literature


Electronic books (ebooks) are digital collections that contain digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs and literature.The following is a list of high quality online resources for e-books.

There are a number of other online resources that enable you to access ebooks for free. For more information, please click on the following links:

English Literature Online Resources

Open Access Resources: English Literature

You can also access ebooks through WorldCat. Enter a search term and select "eBook" to limit your results to items in this format.

Find English Literature at the Tyndale libraries

Use WorldCat to search the library collections for English literature. 
  1. Start at the Tyndale Library website
  2. Enter your topic in the Catalogue search box (i.e. "Chaucer") and press enter
  3. Scroll down to "Topic" in "Refine Search" group options
  4. Click on one of the suggested range of topics to narrow your results
    Example: Chaucer and Language

You can also refine your search by narrowing it down to one of the following:

Year of Publication

Subject headings

Start your research by using the keywords that occur to you when you think of your topic. But don't stop there. After entering a search term in the catalogue, go through the results list and click on an item that seems especially relevant to your topic. There you will find subject headings that have been assigned to that item by librarians. Click on a relevant subject heading to see what other books have been gathered under that term.

Browse by call number

When you find a book in the library catalogue, make sure to write down the call number to help you locate it in the library. Although each call number is unique, similar books are shelved together, which makes browsing a useful way to find good sources. Our library's literature print books beginning with call numbers PR and PS can be browsed in our Education Library.