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English: Getting Started

This guide features some of the most helpful resources for students studying English at Brooklyn College.

Reference Resources

A great way to start doing literary research on a new topic is by getting an overview or in-depth background information.  One of the (many) great things about reference works (tertiary sources) in English is that they are written by scholars in the field and often include references to relevant secondary (and primary) sources. Print reference sources are located in the Reference section, on the 1st Floor of the Library

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Recommended Books on Literary Research