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English Literature: researching your dissertation: Key subject-specific e-resources

This guide gives an overview of the range of resources available to you when researching your dissertation topic. Topics covered include developing effective search strategies and finding scholarly primary and secondary source material.

Key databases

Subject specific resources for English Literature

Accessing e-resources

When accessing Library e-resources, especially when you are off-campus, you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft.

Just enter your University username followed by @student.reading.ac.uk (e.g. ab123456@student.reading.ac.uk) and your password.

If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:

Terms of Use

When you use our e-resources you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. Please take a moment to look at these by following the link below:

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