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A Guide to Comparative Literature

Research Guide to support Comparative Literature at Washington University.

Subject Librarian

Brian Vetruba
Olin Library, Level 1; Rm. 124
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Office hrs. for Spring 2015: Tuesdays, 11am-12noon, Ridgley 319; and by appt.
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Recommend a Book, DVD, Journal, etc. for purchase

We're eager to hear what you need! Please email Brian with any of your recommendations or fill out the appropriate form: books, DVDs ; journals.


Welcome to the Research Guide for Comparative Literature

The primary purpose of this research guide is to assist students and faculty in Washington University's Committee on Comparative Literature in conducting research; and using the Libraries' resources and services. Given the cross-national and interdisciplinary aspects of CompLit, you may also want to visit the other Subject Research Guides. In particular:

Recommended research guides to consult (click for list)

I hope you find this guide easy to use. Please email Brian Vetruba if you have any questions about this guide or anything related to the Libraries' services or resources

Introducing BrowZine -- Journal Article Reading at a Whole New Level!

Selected New Resources -- Books, Guides, Databases

Literary Research Guide - a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, and other literatures in English. From the MLA, the guide also includes sources for Comparative Literature, Foreign-Languages Literatures, and Literature-Related Topics.   More info.


Literature Research Center. Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

For complete lists of new books, and e-resources: