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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Literature Resources: Home

This guide presents library resources for the study of literature.

John Jay College's English Department

To learn more about studying literature at the college, visit the Department of English. Their course offerings are listed and described here.

Where to start..

For background information on specific works, authors, literary movements, and terms, search our repository of online refernce books called

Virtual Reference Library

It provides access to the full text of electronic encyclopedia articles, dictionaries and more. Click on the link above to access this database, or in the basic search box enter your search term(s).

Some other online reference collections you may want to try include:

Oxford Reference Online  Reference books from Oxford University Press, including language dictionaries, and reference works in art, science, classics, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, performing arts, philosophy, and social science.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) THE dictionary of English. The worldwide standard source for English word definitions, word pronunciation, word history and usage.



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