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Creative Writing

 Key electronic resources

The Library provides a huge selection of resources, across a wide range of subject areas, to support your research.

  • This includes recommended resources for English, such as ProQuest One Literature (primary and secondary sources) and the MLA International Bibliography (secondary sources)
  • It also includes a wide range of databases on all subjects, which might help inform your creative writing. You can search for the most useful resource for your topic, by subject area, from our database listings
  • General databases that might be of use if you are researching a new subject area include: Oxford Handbooks (review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a range of major topics) and Cambridge Companions (accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods)

 Online help and support

Training materials and guides

To get some help starting out on a literature search, see our video tutorials (right) on developing a search strategy and getting to the full text.

If you would like some help finding literature, or some assistance with referencing, please contact kate.courage@warwick.ac.uk, the Academic Support Librarian for Creative Writing.

 Useful websites

 Study blog

Keep up to date with developments and advice from the Library in our Study blog.

Can't find it at Warwick?

If you are looking for a book that we don't have in the Library you can search Library Hub Discover. This searches the catalogues of some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland. It may include academic libraries near to your home, which you may be able to work in, using the SCONUL access scheme and also includes the British Library.

If you find an item you think Warwick should have, we may be able to buy it, so let Kate Courage know. Alternatively you can ask the Library to borrow the book for you, through Document Supply. If it is a journal article, you may be able to get hold of it through Article Reach.

Your Academic Support Librarian

Kate Courage

kate dot courage at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 24 765 28151

Kate Courage, Academic Support Librarian

Any feedback, concerns or questions about the Library? Contact your Library Associates.


Search strategy

Getting to the full text

How to access full text using WebBridge.

Quick links