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Research Guide: English 4660

Twentieth Century English and Anglo-Irish Literature:


Finding Books

Using Catalogs: Use the WSU online catalog to find location and availability of books and other media in Stewart Library. Most of the books on twentieth century English and Anglo-Irish literature are located on the middle level of the library in the General Collection under the call numbers PS and PR.

Use World Cat to find books in other libraries.  Stewart Library Interlibrary Loan to get books and articles we don't own.


Electronic Books: 

  • WSU has a subscription to about 3,000 titles available at Netlibrary.  Netlibrary also includes many titles in the public domain.  You may also use the WSU online catalog to find these books.


Reference Resources

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other materials you use to "refer" to. Use these resources for background information on a topic. For home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.



  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - Stewart Library, Middle level, REF PN813.C6
  • The Oxford Companion to English Literature (edited by Margaret Drabble) - Stewart Library, Middle level, REF PR19.D73 1995
  • Readers Guide to Literature in English - Stewart Library , Middle level, REF PR 85.R33 1996

Finding Articles


To find articles on your topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical indexes. Each database usually covers a group of subject related journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. Most indexes are available from off campus. 

  • MLA - Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is usually the best index for researching literature and literary criticism topics. MLA provides article reference for articles in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore back to 1963. Updated ten times per year. See the MLA Guide
    • Many of the article references in MLA are NOT full text
    • To get the full text of articles use the following steps:
      1. Check the journal name in our Ejournals to see if the article is available online in another database. If it is available then you are set.
      2. OR order the article from an other library through Interlibrary Loan using the Illiad System form
        • Articles ordered through Iterlibrary loan usually arive in a day or two and you get to keep the photocopy of the article.
  • Academic Search Premier - Provides many full text articles in important journals & magazines in all fields. 
  • Arts & Humanities Search - Citations from many of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates weekly. 
  • IIPA -- International Index to Performing Arts - Citations, abstracts and some full-text articles on all aspects of the performing arts including plays and playwrights.
  • JSTOR -  A group of full-text journals in many subjects, including literature. Dates of coverage vary. 


Current magazines and journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the "P" section on the Middle level. Bound volumes of older issues are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks.


Want to know what journals we have?  Check our Ejournals Database .

Titles we have access to include:

Web Resources

Here are some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links, so explore!



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Updated June 17, 2010 . Please send comments to Carol Hansen or Karen Moloney  
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