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Genres: Home

Resources for researching literary genres, including fiction, plays, and poetry.


Welcome to the subject guide for researching literary genres. This guide is designed to introduce you to the major primary and secondary sources the JMU Libraries have for fiction, plays, and poetry. Use the tabs above to find sources that are specific to a particular genre. Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Use the tabs above to locate specific types of resources that are useful for researching specific periods of American and British literature.

  • Fiction: Resources for researching fiction.
  • Plays: Resources for researching plays.
  • Poetry: Resources for researching poetry.
  • 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

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Brian Flota
MSC 1704
Carrier Library, Room 128