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Creative Writing

Resources for Fiction and Poetry students. This guide supports students in English 20, 20W, 136, 137, and 138.

Online Databases and Guides

Writing a historical novel? Doing research for a character's background? These resources will help.

Literature Databases

This is a short list of useful articles databases for literature. You can locate other relevant databases by going to the Library's electronic resources database and looking up articles databases by subject area. Click on Literature (or English and Comparative Literature). A list of literature-related articles databases will be displayed.

Primary Sources

See our literature research guide for online archives of historic books and manuscripts!

Where Do I Get the Full Text?

Can't find the article in full-text? Look for these buttons.

PDF Full-Text will download the entire article:

Or, look for the UC-eLinks button:

UC-eLinks will point you to a database that has the article in full text:

If it's not available full text, you can request it from another library and they will email it to you: