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Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English

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

Research Help: Fall 2020

For access to Library hours, and to reserve a seat for study space in the Rock, SciLi, or the Hay, visit the online reservation system.

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

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


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.

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.