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As a creative writing student, you will need to use a variety of resources for a variety of reasons. You might want to find critical opinion on a piece of writing or author, you may want to research historical context for your own characterisation and you may need inspiration! The Library has many resources you can use.

If you are a new student you might find our New Student Guide a useful starting point. 

Creative Writing Books

A selection of our books on creative writing and authorship.

Key Resources

Below is a list of databases which provide access to literary texts. Additional resources for primary texts are listed on the Specialist Databases tab. 

Below is a list of the key databases for literature. These provide more functionality than SEEKER and are particularly useful if you want to look at a range of materials on a specific author or look at a literary period or literary movement. LION will allow you to search all 3 databases at once.

As a creative writer you may need to find information from a range of subject areas. SEEKER allows you to search multiple databases at once and is particularly useful for finding interdisciplinary material. Results will include relevant books, journal articles, newspapers and theses.

Seeker 

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Library Resources for Inspiration!

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Subject Guide

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Hilda McNae
Contact:
Senior Librarian (Academic Liaison)

University of St Andrews Library, KY16 9TR

Tel: 01334 462298