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Resources for researching old English literature.

Old English Literature, 428 to 1100

Caedmon manuscript

Caedmon manuscript. Defeat of the Bad Angel, c. 1100.

Image from The Granger Collection / Universal Images Group


Welcome to the subject guide for early modern English literature! This guide is designed to introduce you to the major primary and secondary sources the JMU Libraries have for literature from 428 to 1100. Use the tabs above to find specific types of sources. Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Find Reference Sources: Research guides, dictionaries & thesauri, encyclopedias & handbooks, biographies, and bibliographies specific to the study of Old English literature.
  • Find Books: Resources and search techniques for finding books about Old English literature.
  • Find Critical Articles: Major databases and indexes for finding literary criticism and scholarly journal articles.
  • Find Primary Sources: Resources for locating  Old English books, articles, journals, magazines, and ephemera.
  • Find Reviews: Resources and tips for locating current and historic book reviews.
  • Find Websites: Selected useful websites for researching Old English literature.
  • Find Dissertations & Theses: Resources for locating dissertations and theses.
  • More English Resources: Additional resources specific to other periods of English and American Literature, world literatures in English, genres, and the English language and linguistics.


Subject Guide

Brian Flota
MSC 1704

Carrier Library, Room 117A