You will probably use a number of anthologies during your English degree to access poems, short stories, plays, essays, and other information about authors and works of literature. The library has a number of these collections of writing, in various editions.
The library has a number of Cambridge Companion handbooks that compile scholarly writing by various authors on specific themes and on specific authors. If you enter the search terms "cambridge companion literature" in the library catalogue search you will see a full list of these books, but here are some examples:
There are a number of general dictionaries in print in the library, as well as some specialized dictionaries that provide vocabulary for specific disciplines or areas of literature. Examples of targeted dictionaries are below, and you can find more general dictionaries listed here.
Although this kind of information is now more frequently found online (you can find some more online encyclopedias that aren't Wikipedia in this libguide), there are a number of literature-focused Encyclopedias in print in the library. Some examples are below:
The library has a number of guides to effective writing and research in various aspects of literature and humanities disciplines, as well as more specific citation guides and guides to correct grammar.
You will most likely use the MLA citation style for academic papers in English classes. There is more information about that style and other specific citation styles in this guide.
The library has an extensive collection of North American Indigenous literature. This libguide will help you find resources written by indigenous authors, as well as material about the works of these authors.