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Library Subject Guides

English and Related Literature


Finding Resources

As a Biology student, you are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.


Books can be a great place to start your reading around a topic.

English and Literature books are located in the M and MA sections on the second floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Shelf location Subject
M Literature
MA English Literature
MA 41 English Poetry
MA 43 English Prose and Fiction
MA 100 Elizabethan Literature
MA 190 English Literature, 1945-1999

Journals & databases

All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by searching the journal title.

If you don't have a specific title in mind, you can browse journals in your subject area on Browzine. Journals are organised by field of research, such as:

Literature on Film and Radio

The resources below give you access to works of literature created or adapted for film & radio, interviews with authors and producers on their creative process, and interviews with experts in the field.


To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.

English Literature databases

Cross-disciplinary databases

Other useful databases