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Literary Research


Primary Texts -- British Literature

This guide is intended to assist students who are conducting research on literature in English.

Primary Texts -- British Literature

When looking for primary literary texts in literature an obvious strategy is to search BC Libraries' Catalog. Try also HathiTrust, comprising over 11 million volumes, nearly 4 million of which are in the public domain and fully viewable online. It is one of the largest research library collections in the world. A very high proportion of the public domain titles have dates prior to 1923. One should also search Google Books, another vast repository of online books.

Matthew Arnold