Creative Writing: Home

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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.


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 Library search 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. 

Library Resources for Inspiration!

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Full list of resources which can be accessed via Gale Primary Sources is available

A full list of resources which can be cross-searched on the Proquest platform is available..

Subject Guide

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Hilda McNae
Senior Librarian (Academic Liaison)

University of St Andrews Library, KY16 9TR

Tel: 01334 462298