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English & Literature: Home

An introductory guide to commonly used resources for the study of English & Literature.

Literature: the Basics

When you study literature you are determining what written works are of superior or lasting artistic merit.  Literature is generally understood to be comprised of three genres; Poetry, Drama, & Prose

Background Information & Reference Works

E-Journals

If you need to locate a journal in a specific subject area, or if you know the specific title of a journal you would like to search within, begin at York's E-Journal portal.  To browse by title simply enter the title of the journal you are looking for, example: Dickens Quarterly, and hit the search button.  If you would like to browse journal titles in a specific subject area, example: American Literature or Philology & Linguistics, go to the pull-down menu and select Languages & Literatures, then click on the subject heading of your choice.

Key Databases

What is Literature For?

Assistant Professor / Reference Librarian

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York College Library
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Reference Desk 718-262-2034

Remote access

To gain remote access to subscription-based databases use either VPN or EZproxy:

  • VPN - Student Faculty/Staff                                                                               

  • CUNY Login - Firstname.LastnameNN@login.cuny.edu, where “NN” is the last 2 digits of your CUNY EMPL ID

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