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English 413: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Groundwork Research Tips for Scholars

Reference Material in the TFDL

More and more reference materials are available electronically. However, some still exist only in print and are found in two areas.

1) Libraries continue to have dedicated Reference Sections where these print materials are available for in-library use only. The Taylor Family Digital Library has such a section on the main floor near the windows closest to Mac Hall. The reference section is organized like a mini-library, with books shelved according to call numbers. As is the case with the larger library, if you find a good book on your topic, you'll likely find similar ones on either side. If you enjoy using print material, browsing the print reference section is an excellent way to make serendipitous discoveries.

2) Some reference books are circulating. In other words, you can check them out. That means that others can as well, so these books are not always available when you need them. You can recall them, however.

Sample Print Resources (Non-circulating; in Reference Collection)

NOTE: The full title of this resource is The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature.
It has five volumes in the same location.

NOTE: This resource has three volumes in the same location.

Sample Print Resource (Circulating; in stacks)

NOTE: This resource has three volumes in the same location.