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English Literature

A guide to library resources for English Literature students.

Citation Help Links

Citation Generators - A Note

OneSearch and most databases provide a "cite" button that you can use to automatically generate citations.

NOTE: Make sure you select the correct style! Also, double check the citation - it may have errors and you may lose italics when you paste them!!



Citation Managers (RefWorks, Zotero, etc)

Citation managers are tools that help you compile lists of sources, annotate them, and export lists into your references page.

They are an efficient way to keep track of your research, especially for in-depth research projects.

Linking to Library Resources in Canvas

When linking to library resources online and in Canvas you want to make sure you use a permalink from OneSearch. Permalinks are internet addresses or URLs that remain consistent and do not change over time. For example, our library home page can always be reliably reached at because it is a permanent link. Using the permanent link for an item allows you to share the resource without worrying about the link breaking.

Creating Permalinks in OneSearch:
Click the Permalink option right above the book or article title.
Screenshot of Permalink Option in OneSearch


Creating Permalinks in Databases:

If you need to create a permanent link from your database search result, you need to add the library’s proxy prefix* as part of the permanent link. For example, if an article URL or DOI from a database search result like this (, you only need to add the library proxy prefix in front of this article URL as shown here:

*Please note, some of the databases links already carry our proxy prefix a part of the permanent URL.

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