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English Research Guide: Books & E-books

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to English.


Titles presented on this page  are focused on literary criticism. They are samples of what is available in both physical and ebook format.

To search for literary criticism try using these terms:

    Literary criticism

    The title of a work or name of an author + History and Criticism

     The name of a genre + History and Criticism

     The name of a literary movement + History and Criticism

Finding the Right Book

Use the JFL catalog to find the right book for you! Item results may be available either in physical or ebook format.

  • Physical books will be housed on the shelves of the book tower or in our robotic system. If you are a residential student you may use the catalog to request an item from the robot. Your item will be ready for pick-up at the Customer Service Center within ten minutes of your request.
    • If you are an online student, or a residential student looking for an item that Liberty does not hold, you may request the item through InterLibrary Loan.
  • An eBook is denoted in our catalog as an "electronic resource."  To download an electronic resource from the catalog, you will scroll down to the bottom of the record and click on "Electronic book - click for access."
  • WorldCat is a fantastic website for finding books near you. Simply enter your zip code and the title of the item you are looking for and WorldCat will let you know if you can borrow the resource from a library near your home.


The following titles present a mix of Ebooks and physical books focused on the works of a single author or a single work


The links below give access to additional items which can be found outside of the Jerry Falwell Collection.


Titles listed below present a general overview of literary works in various genres.


The following are select titles from the library catalog covering a variety of topics such as approaching literature with a Christian worldview. Some of these titles have been written by present or former members of the Liberty University faculty.