Medieval England: an Encyclopedia is a one-volume guide to all aspects of medieval England. Located in Main Reference, call number Q.942 M4682.
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages consists of articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. Located in Main Reference, call number 909.07 En191, and also available electronically.
Resource Center is a comprehensive online database containing criticism, overviews, and
of Literary Biography is one part of LRC and it provides biographical and critical information
on authors from all eras. Both are available online through the Literatures and Languages Library
The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature, the Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, and the Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature are but a few titles which form the Credo Reference Collection. They can be searched together or as individual books within the Credo Reference collection. The Credo Reference Collection is available through Online Journals & Databases.
Main Reference contains bibliographies, biographies, lists and guides to genres, periods, and authors. Please consult with the English and Digital Humanities Librarian!
The UIUC Library's collections are organized according to both Library of Congress Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification. The Literatures and Languages Library uses LOC classification, which you can read more about here. Access to the Library catalog is through the sidebar link on the Literatures and Languages Library homepage.
English Literature--Middle English, 1100-1500--History and criticism
Literature, Medieval--History and criticism
Great Britain-–Intellectual Life-–1066-1485
Animals, Mythical, in Literature
Geography, Medieval in Literature
Monsters in Literature
Mandeville, John, Sir. Itinerarium
International Medieval Bibliography provides access to a wide variety of resources about the medieval period.
Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance indexes over 250,000 published articles, books, and
reviews pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1400-1700).
MLA Bibliography indexes articles from over 3,000 scholarly journals, theses, proceedings, and books on literature, language and folklore. Covers 1928-present.
Project Muse provides searchable access to
the recent full-text of over one hundred scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social
sciences, and mathematics.
JSTOR provides searchable access to the older full-text of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism provides biographical background and reproduces essays from books and journals on authors from those eras. CMLC is part of the Literature Criticism Online database from Gale.
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management system that is free to use for all UIUC students, faculty, and staff. For instructions on how to use RefWorks, please visit the Library's main RefWorks tutorial webpage and further assistance is available on the RefWorks FAQ webpage.
The Duke Libraries Guide to Library Research guides students through the final part of the research process and stresses the importance of properly citing resources to avoid plagiarism. This guide also offers strategies for assembling a list of resources and tips to avoid plagiarism.
Contact the English and Digital Humanities Librarian Harriett Green by telephone at 333-4942 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Literatures and Languages Library in room 200 South of the Main Library.