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English and American Literature: Creative Writing

This guide introduces you to some of the most important print and electronic tools for researching in English and American literature.

Background Information

Genre Writing

Library Resources

Searching for books in the library

Click on the Catalog tab and search in the Subject line to get books about poetry, fiction, and other creative writing genres.

Suggested subject terms:

  • Poetry
  • American Poetry
  • British Poetry
  • Epic Poetry
  • Experimental Poetry
  • Poetry, Modern
  • Poetry Translations
  • Fiction
  • American Fiction
  • British Fiction
  • Short Stories or Flash Fiction
  • Experimental Fiction
  • Fiction, Modern
  • Fiction Translations

Library databases

Poetry Research Guide

Find more information on poetry in the Poetry Research Guide.


Researching Creative Writing

Reference & Instruction Department

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