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ELing 525 - Old English: Reference - Background Information

Linguistics and European Studies Librarian

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Adam Griggs

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Humanities  Reference
Level 5
Hours: M-Th: 8am-9pm;
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm


Encyclopedias, Companions, Guides, etc.

  • Oxford Online English Language Reference Sources
    Search a collection of Oxford English Language Reference Sources available electronically.
  • The Oxford Companion to the English Language - Humanities Reference PE 31 .O94x 1992
    A good, concise encyclopedic source dealing with all aspects of the English Language.
  • A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature (Pulsiano) - On Reserve PR 173 .C66 2001
  • The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature (Godden & Lapidge) - On Reserve call # PR 173 .C36 1991
  • Companion to Old and Middle English Literature (Lambdin & Lambdin)
  • Medieval Folklore (Lindahl, McNamara, Lindow) - Humanities Reference GR 35 .M43 2001
    There's a good article about Anglo-Saxon folklore in Volume 1 under "English Traditon: Anglo-Saxon Period."
  • Linguistics Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.  
  • The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England (Lapidge) - On Reserve Call #DA 152 .B58 1999
  • Medieval England: An Encyclopedia (Szarmach,Tavormina,Rosentha) - Humanities Reference DA 129 .M43 1998
  • Oxford Dictionary of Saints   In print at Humanities Reference BR 1710 .F34 2003
  • Wikipedia
    Get general background information about hagiography (saints lives), Old English, linguistics terminology, etc.