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English Resources

Searching for Sources

You can search for OWU resources using the tools below. As always, contact us if you're not finding what you need.

For help finding good resources on English language and literature, here are a few helpful terms or phrases.

Merely searching a title, such as Pride and Prejudice, or an author, such as Jane Austen, will give you the work itself, criticism and commentary on the work, and literally anything that mentions the work in any context. This can give you enormous pools of books and articles, many of which will not be relevant to your needs.

Instead, try combining a book or author with a keyword or phrase that really digs into what you are looking for. For instance, Price and Prejudice can be combined with a phrase like history and criticism, or Jane Austen can be combined with a philosophy such as feminism. These will give you much more targeted results.


Summon is a library search tool that lets you search across the majority of the library's resources including books in CONSORT, full-text articles from academic databases, media, ebooks, and lots more from a single search box.

You can read more on how to use Summon here.


CONSORT is the online catalog shared by OWU, Denison, Kenyon, and Wooster. Search here to find books, magazines, music, and video.


The OhioLINK catalog allows you to search libraries throughout the state and request items to be delivered to you here at OWU. 

*If your item isn't available via OhioLINK request it through Interlibrary Loan.


WorldCat is a catalog that expands your search even further, searching libraries all around the world. And yes, you can request items from here too. 

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

*Items you find in WorldCat will most likely need to be requested via Interlibrary Loan.