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English Literature: Home

Resources for the USD community interested in literature and literary criticism.

Library Workshops

Click here for the Copley Library workshops calendar, which you can also use to register. If you have questions about a workshop please contact the presenter(s). 


Style Guides

Click any of the links below for guidelines in using MLA format. Note: the MLA Handbook is now in the 8th edition. Be sure your citations conform to the current guidelines.

Creative Writing and Academic Composition

New Books and Media for English

Subscribe to this feed to see the most recent 100 new items that are now available at Copley Library.

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Welcome to the English Literature Guide

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This guide is designed to give you a start on your research in English Literature. Use the tabs above to navigate to the different sections of this guide.

Click here to go to the Department of English home page.

Key Electronic Resources

Use the databases below for locating articles and bibliographies.

New Books and Media

New English Language Feature Films

This feed shows the English films recently added to the collection.

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New Foreign Language Films

This feed shows foreign language films recently added to the collection.

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English Librarian

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Hugh Burkhart
Copley Library - CL 231
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Please contact me if you need assistance with finding information or getting help researching for your projects.

For remote consultations and instruction sessions via Zoom, please email