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English Resources: Subject Encyclopedias

Resources to support English courses

Lists!

Literature Encyclopedias

Folklore Encyclopedias

Language & Linguistics Encyclopedias

Theatre & Drama Encyclopedias

Greyfriar's Churchyard

J.K. Rowling used the headstones in Greyfriar's Churchyard in Edinburgh, Scotland to find names for the characters of Harry Potter.

Electronic encyclopedias

Encyclopedias and literary companions

Here is a selection of print reference sources that you may find useful. Many of these encyclopedias are available in the compact shelving on the third floor.  Most materials in the compact shelving are available for checkout.

Did you know?

Jane Austen lived a portion of her life in Bath, and the latter part of Persuasion, her final complete novel, is set in Bath.  Above you see the fountain in the Pump Room where the society of Bath could partake of the waters while looking out at the Roman baths.