This guide identifies the most useful resources for comparative literature and keeps you up to date with library skills and news for your subject area.

Finding Resources

The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your online reading list and LibrarySearch. The following short video clips will introduce you to using your reading list and locating materials via LibrarySearch.

Online reading lists




You’ll be able to discover key books and journal articles from both of these. Digital items will be linked from here and may require your Kent Login to access, whilst physical items will generally be found in the Templeman B Block Floor 1 and Block D, Floor 2. There is also a handy “find it on the shelf” note which tells you exactly where it is located in the building including row number of the shelf.

Journals & Databases

Make sure you check out the post on researching for assignments for more information on recommended databases for Comparative Literature.

Specific titles can be access via the Find ejournals look up. There also may be other subjects that may also be relevant – you can find out more about other discipline resources from the other Library Resource Guides.


We subscribe to a large number of newspapers, both international and from the UK. They are available in a number of formats, including print and online. Visit the newspaper resources pages for full information and access to online holdings.

International newspapers, and a list of worldwide internet news sources is also available.

Media Diversified is a non profit platform that is working to enrich, engage and improve the UKs media landscape. It’s mission is to challenge the homogeneity of voices in the UK media news, through addressing the under-representation of BAME communities.

Alternative media

Many traditional sources such as books and journal articles can quite often present predominantly Eurocentric and Global North perspectives, consulting alternative media sources that offer marginalised and new voices more of a platform can help to balance out the biases.

We have access to a range of multimedia resources that can provide different perspectives on topics.

Explore our list of curated alternative publishers and resources

Look at some of our diverse digital collections for example:
Black Thought and Culture
LGBT Magazine Archive
Defining Gender Archive
Archives of Sexuality and Gender

We also have a number of reading lists celebrating liberation months such as Black History, Disability History and LGBTQ+ History

Don’t forgot that alternative sources such as TED talks, YouTube and social media sites like Twitter can also offer other perspectives.

Recommend a book

We want to make sure that you have access to all the resources that you need.

If you:

  • Cannot find a reading list title on LibrarySearch
  • Think there are too few copies of a title in the library
  • Want something specific for your own interest or studies

Then please email me or fill out a request

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