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Literatures and Languages Virtual Reference Center

In addition to the Literatures and Languages Library's print collection and our collections of journals, we also offer access to a wide range of electronic reference books in both general and more specific topics. This page indexes our e-book holdings.

Unless otherwise noted, access to resources listed on this page is restricted to UIUC users.


Navigate to one of the following categories:



General Literature


  • Dictionaries in Credo Reference (includes dictionaries in a number of more specific subject categories, such as art, music and science, as well as conventional language dictionaries)

American Literature


British and Irish Literature

Cinema Reference


Drama Reference


Historical Reference


Linguistics Reference