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Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS)

An overview of key resources to begin researching topics in comparative literature

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Finding Works in Comparative Literature

Comparative literature is interdisciplinary.  It is a crossover of different disciplines making it hard to define and so you will find an variety of different sources here.  When we are taking about comparative literature we are also talking about English literature, history, historical cannons and contemporary works.  Here, we have put together a small guide to help you get started on where to look for some reputable sources, but you may also want to look at some other subject guides.

To begin looking in the catalogue for comparative literature you can use the following search:

 ("comparative literature" OR "world literature") AND (dictionaries OR encyclopedias)

Databases To Get You Started

Books to Get You Started

University of Alberta Libraries - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R3 - We are located on Treaty 6 / Métis Territory.