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English Literatures

A guide to research resources for English, American, and Anglophone world literature.

Background Information

Consult these sources to learn more about literary authors, periods, genres, texts, and their historical contexts.

16th & 17th Century Primary Sources

Research Guides

Use the below guides to go deeper into your research.

Catalogs & Indexes

Browsing Areas

The following sections are good for browsing for books on 16th & 17th century literature, which are shelved on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library.

English Language

PE814-896 – Early Modern English.

English Literature

PR421-429 – Elizabethan Era (1550-1640)

PR431-439 – 17th century

PR2199-3195 – English Renaissance (1500-1640)

PR3291-3785 – 17th & 18th centuries (1640/1770)

American Literature

PS185-195 – 17th and 18th centuries

PS700-893 – Individual authors - Colonial Period (17th and 18th centuries)

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