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Guide to library and other resources on English, including literary criticism and writing.


This guide is here to help you find research on English, including finding fiction, researching criticism, and writing.This guide is a starting point for finding sources about English at Heidelberg. It does not have everything. Remember, if at any point you need some assistance, please feel free to drop by the reference desk in Beeghly Library or use one of the options in the Research Assistance boxes.

Simple Search Tools

Use these to improve your database and catalog searching.


  • Searches for results with all words
  • smoking AND cancer


  • Searches for results with either search word
  • If combined with AND, words connected by OR need to be in parenthesis
  • Great for synonyms and related concepts: (smoking OR tobacco) AND cancer


  • Combines multiple words into one search term
  • Great for names: "Martin Luther King" 

Research Guides