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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.
A selection of our books on creative writing and authorship.
The University Library has an extensive and rich Special Collections which includes rare books, archives and our photographic collection. Explore and find out more about the collections by:
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.
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