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Department of English Studies

Research Resources


The University Library webpages will allow you to inspect the general holdings of the library.

Archives and Special Collections

Durham Library has a number of Special Collections which may be of particular interest to those considering research in English Literature. The following links should enable you to find the sections on the library holdings which are likely to be of greatest interest:

There are also the resources of the Dean and Chapter Library of Durham Cathedral.

Students interested in The Basil Bunting Poetry Archive may also wish to view the Bunting-related pages on the Centre for Poetry and Poetics.

For students with an interest in earlier periods there are both the medieval manuscript collections in the University Library and those in the Durham Cathedral Library.