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Literary and Language Studies: Home

Guide to information sources


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Off campus access

From the 'Resources' option on the toolbar of the Library's website, choose 'off campus access' from the drop down menu. You will be taken to a list of databases. Click on the one that you want. You will be asked to enter your university login and password. You can now access the database.


Welcome / Siyakwamukela

The Literary and Language Studies support guide provides information for undergraduates, graduates and researchers. Please go to the Linguistics guide if help is needed with the theoretical aspects of language.

The main libraries on the Edgewood, Pietermaritzburg, Howard College and Westville campuses cater for Literary studies.

The following disciplines are included in this guide:



  1. English
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Italian
  5. Translation Studies


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The Pietermaritzburg campus library has been left a large sum of money by the late Elizabeth Paterson who was once head of the English department on the campus. The bequest stipulates the purchase of 'classics of English literature during the period 1300 AD and 1950 AD in book form'. The bequest will be useful for bolstering various modules particularly that of the English novel, will help fill gaps in the library collection and buy more recent editions of texts.


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