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Creative Writing

Welcome to the Centre for Lifelong Learning Subject Guide


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You'll find information and resources on this page to support you with your studies in Creative Writing.

Yorsearch, the Library search tool

All of the Library's books, journals, DVDs and other materials are listed on YorSearch.

Shelf locations

Perform a keyword search for "Creative writing" on YorSearch to find general texts on the subject. You can also refer to the following specific locations:

  Shelfmark     Floor   Subject  
M 2 Literature
M 38 2 Literary Composition
M 38.25 2 Script Writing; Drama


There is also a more in-depth breakdown of shelfmarks on the English & Related Literature Subject Guide.

Accessing your reading lists

Books on a shelfEach of your modules will have an online reading list in the VLE where you can access all the recommended reading from your tutors. Click the 'Reading Lists' link in the left-hand menu in the VLE to get started. Happy reading!

Useful resources for Creative Writing

Google Scholar

Search for academic materials like journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.

When you use a campus-networked PC, Google Scholar will automatically link to the University of York library catalogue and display articles where we have full-text access. When off campus, you will need to select University of York - Full Text @ York in the Settings option (under Library Links).

Watch our Google Scholar video for more information.

Google Scholar Search