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Literary and Language Studies: Useful links

Guide to information sources

Author biographies

1. Do a title keyword search in the iLink catalogue using the words 'literary biography'

2. Do a subject keyword search in the iLink catalogue under the type of author eg 'Authors African biography'; 'Authors Russian biography' etc

3. Pmb main library: Dictionary of Literary Biography  R 809 DIC

4. Encyclopedia Britannica Online

5. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

6. Wikipedia

7. Google

Evaluating internet resources: a guide

Keeping up to date?

Arts and Letters Daily - from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides access to daily updates of news, views, reviews in art and literature

Book reviews

The Library subscribes to literary newspapers:

  1. TLS : the Times literary supplement  - Dbn: J 809 T4; Pmb: arranged alphabetically by title
  2. London review of books - Dbn: J 028.1 L6; Pmb: arranged alphabetically by title
  3. Women's review of books - Pmb: arranged alphabetically by title
  4. Web sites include:


Search databases for newspaper articles only by clicking on the following links:

New books recently received

The books listed below can be found in the Cecil Renaud library (Pmb) and the E.G. Malherbe Library (Dbn)


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