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Literature Guide

Unlike a bookstore, the UW Libraries do not have a single "Literature" section. Instead, literature exists in many places in our sixteen libraries, and this Guide is meant to help you find it, no matter what language it's in. Discover fiction, poetry, plays, and more.

See also the many UW literature guides linked from this page, as well as a literary research guide devoted to literary criticism and theory.

Starting Points

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: asian american fiction anthology
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "house on mango street"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "wheatley phillis"

Literature Guides