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English: which resources do I use?: Literary figures

Unsure which resources to use for your English module or piece of research? This guide will point you in the right direction.


If you are looking for information on a particular literary figure, you could try searching within these resources:


We have some collections dedicated to particular individuals:

Gale Literature

Search by author using the Person Search link on the toolbar on the main Gale Literature page:

Altiernatively, click on What's Inside and use the following resources to find out about authors and influential literary figures.


Biographies and bibliographies of thousands of U.S. and international authors.



Explore the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.



Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. 



Examine the lives and works of children and young adult authors and illustrators.


In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.


Proquest One Literature: browse authors

As well as being able to search for an author by name, you can browse authors by literary period or literary movement.

For example, view author pages relating to the Victorian period:

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