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Most of your books will be located in Headington Library. The main section for English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is on Level 4 in Zone D.
To find a book, use the Books & e-books search on the Library home page and type in the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Alternatively you can use LibrarySearch and then limit your search results to books.
Print books have a call number which tells you where the book is shelved in the Library, for example 823.7 SHE/S. If the book is on loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can put a hold on it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it yourself.
If it’s an e-book, follow the 'View e-book' link to connect to it. Log in when prompted with your Brookes student number and password. Find out more about accessing and downloading e-books
Finding books for English Literature (PDF) » - includes useful sections to browse in the Library for English Literature, Drama & Creative Writing.
Most reading lists are available online via the relevant Moodle course. You can also search the full collection of reading lists or browse online reading lists for English Literature (UG and MA), Drama and MA Creative Writing modules.
Online reference sources:
Reference books for English Literature, Drama & Creative Writing
The Library has 2 main databases providing collections of historic books:
has the full text of over 350,000 books published in Great Britain from 1475-1900. It consists of 3 databases which can be searched individually or together:
Early European Books
- digitised collection of works printed in Europe between 1450 and 1700.
Good places for older online texts:
Other free sites:
There are also links to various freely available sources of electronic texts in the guide Web sites for English Literature