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English is the study, interpretation and celebration of the English language, in all media.

Here are a few of our newest books

The Cambridge companion to Canadian literaturePoetry of the First World War

Browse our newest books on these topics!

You will find works about various authors if you use the subject search. Be sure to put the author’s last name first and first name last. King, Stephen, for example. Pay particular attention to any author subjects that have “Criticism and Interpretation” in them. They will examine the author’s works.

If you're looking for books that will translate your Shakespeare play for you, read on.

ISU Reading Lists

You can find great books to read for your ISU here.

Search within these ebooks from our collection to find short articles about your topic.

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus

Looking for a good book to read? Find fiction and nonfiction book reviews, plot summaries, series titles, book discussion guides, reading suggestions and book award winners.

Canadian Reference Centre
Canadian Reference Centre

Full-text collection of Canadian magazines and newspapers including an Image Collection with photos, maps and flags.  Titles include Consumer Reports, Canadian Living, Maclean's, The Record and many more.

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downloadLibrary by Overdrive

Enjoy a good book anywhere! Download or stream thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and video to your computer, Kobo or mobile device. All you need is a valid library card, an internet connection and the free software. NEW! Overdrive now has over 3000 magazines to borrow. Checkouts of magazines do not count against the 20 item limit.

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Language Tools
This is a massive collection of online word finding, translation tools and quotations.

Representative Poetry Online
This is a collection of poetry and essays about poets from the University of Toronto.