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Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English

Resources for students in Brown University's Nonfiction Writing Program.


This website is designed to provide you with sources of inspiration, trusted reference materials, and guide you to helpful scholarly databases as you craft your essays.

Here you will find tips for searching the web more effectively along with annotated lists of materials available in the Brown Library and online.

Research Help: Fall 2021

For information on access to Library resources, visit the Library homepage.

Chat live with a Library staff member (8:00 am - 9:00 pm ET) here.

For help with the Library's new online catalog, BruKnow, see our research guide.

Library Resources

The Brown University Library offers resource guides on a variety of subjects and concentrations, including English, Literary Arts, and Comparative Literature. Also available are tutorials to help you review research skills.