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English: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

This guide recommends resources for research in English language studies, British and American literature, and other literatures written in English.

What are Reference Tools?

Reference tools provide background information on authors and their works, as well as lists of additional resources.  The UW Libraries has many specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries & bibliographies devoted to British and American literature.  Some are online (see items below); others are in print only.  To locate print resources in Suzzallo Reference (1st floor), browse by call number: PR = British Literature; PS = American literature.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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