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Resources for English Studies

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Special Collections

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:


Welcome to your Subject Guide for English. Below are links to Key Databases for English. Use the tabs along the top of the screen to find more specialist databases relating to different periods and genres and which include both primary and secondary resources.


Key Databases for English - Primary Sources

As well as the option to cross-search EEBO and ECCO via Historical Texts these two databases can be searched separately via the following two links:

Use the Specialist Databases tab at the top of the guide to access other primary resources for individual authors and literary genres.

Key Databases for English - Secondary Sources

Subject Guide

Hilda McNae
Senior Librarian (Academic Liaison)

University of St Andrews Library, KY16 9TR

Tel: 01334 462298

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