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American Literature/Criticism

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American Literature

By Eugene de Salignac (NYC Muncipal Archives) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Reference Materials

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography -- The hundreds of volumes in this series give overviews of the careers of writers from all eras and genres, including journalists and screenwriters.  Each entry has bibliographies of the author's works and of secondary literature, and gives the whereabouts of the author's papers.  To find the volume(s) with material on a particular author, search for "Dictionary of Literary Biography" in the library's catalog, and keyword "author's name."  Cumulative indices for the entire series are found at the front and back of each volume and here.   

Knight Pickup Window - 2020/21

UO Libraries is offering the Knight Pickup Window for Academic Year 2020/2021 (see links below for Portland and Law options). 

Please note: This service will be sunsetted September 10, 2021.

Knight Library Window Pickup location near the garden

In 2020/2021, you can pick up requested materials at the pickup window near the entrance ramp on the northeast corner of Knight Library (close to the Jorden Schnitzer Museum of Art). When requesting items in LibrarySearch, after signing in with your DuckID, select the Knight Library option in the Pickup Location drop-down. We will notify you by e-mail when the item is ready.

Pickup Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Please help keep everyone safe by observing social distancing guidelines.

All UO Libraries pick up and requesting options:

Connect to the UO Network from Off Campus

1. Library Proxy Service

Links on library webpages (including  in LibrarySearch, Browzine, and Databases A-Z) run through a proxy server which verifies you are a UO member, and are eligible to access library materials. When you click on a proxied link for the first time in the session, you are prompted to enter your DuckID and password to access the resource.

2. VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service

For certain library resources, using the UO's VPN service will be necessary.  VPN is not necessary for Canvas or LibrarySearch access.

If the proxied links or bookmarklet aren't working for you, the VPN lets you join the UO's network from off-campus. Using the VPN slows your internet speed, so only connect when you need to access resources, and disconnect once you're done.

For more information on accessing Library resources from off-campus, please check the following links:

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