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Comparative Literature



Welcome to the library guide for research in Comparative Literature! On this guide you'll find links to relevant library resources, such as databases of scholarly journals, ebook collections, reference tools, and others. 

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Comparative Literature, you may need the expertise of multiple subject liaison librarians. Links to relevant subject guides are provided on the left side menu. If you are unsure where to start your research or who to contact, please reach out Gina Bastone, Humanities Liaison Librarian.

Library Updates due to COVID-19 Closures

Fall 2021 Re-openings

PCL Stacks will open August 18. Other library branch stacks will open August 23. The Benson Latin American Collection and Architecture and Planning Library will be closed for renovations and construction. Books from all branches (including Architecture and Benson) will be available through the Pick It Up service

Summer 2021 Hours & Policies

The main floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) is open for study and book pick-up. Library stacks are closed for browsing, and other branch libraries remain closed. Please check the Libraries Service Continuity guide for more information, including service hours and occupancy limits. 

You can request print books through our Pick It Up service using in the library catalog. You can pick up books at the PCL main desk. Books duplicated in the HathiTrust digital library will not be eligible for the Pick It Up service as long as the stacks remained closed. 

Many library services are available online. Gina Bastone, Humanities Librarian, is available for:

  • Research consults via Zoom
  • Questions over email
  • Library purchase requests 

Top Library Research Tools

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Below are links to the top reference tools, scholarly databases with journal articles, and other library resources. If you'd like to go deeper with your research, use the tabs along the side.

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