Basic Information Sources:



Summer 2005

Altick, Richard D. Selective Bibliography For The Study Of English And American Literature, 5th ed. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1975. Ref Z 2011 .A4

Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: A Guide to Reference Sources for the Study of Literature in English and Related Topics. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1989 Ref PR 83 .H37 1989

Marcuse, Michael J. A Reference Guide for English Studies. Berkley: University of California Press, 1990. Ref PR 56 .M37 1990

Patterson, Margaret C. Literary Research Guide. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1976. Ref Z 6511 .P37

Schweik, Robert C. Reference Sources in English and American Literature. New York: Norton, 1977. Ref Z 2011 .S415


Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms, 6th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1993. Ref PN 44.5 .A2 1993

Bateson, F.W. A Guide to English & American Literature, 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 1976. Ref PR 83 .B32 1976

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. New York: Harper, 1946. Ref PN 43 .B65 1946

Fulghum, Walter B. A Dictionary of Biblical Allusions in English Literature. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1965. Ref PR 145 .F8

Holman, C. Hugh and William Harmon. A Handbook to Literature, 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentis Hall, 2000. Ref PN 41 .H355 2000

Preminger, Alex, and Brogan, T.V.F. eds. New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993. Ref PN 1021 .N39 1993


Benet, William Rose. The Reader's Encyclopedia, 3rd ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1987. Ref PN 41 .B4 1987

Drabble, Margaret. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. Ref PR 19 .D73 1985

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1990. Ref PN 111 .B57 1990

Schlueter, Paul and June Schlueter. An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1988. Ref PR 111 . E54 1988

Stapleton, Michael. The Cambridge Guide to English Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1983. Ref PR 85 .C28 1983


Contemporary Literary Criticism, vols. 1-38. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1973-1986. Ref PN 771 .C59

Magill, Frank N. Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 1991. Ref PR 821 .C7 1991


Biography and Genealogy Master Index, 2nd ed., 8 vols. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. Index Shelf Z 5305 .U56 and available through Ancestry Plus

Biography Index. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1946--.Index Shelf Z 5301 .B5

Havlice, Patricia Pate. Index to Literary Biography. 2 vols. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1975. Ref PN 41 .H38

Kunitz, Stanley and Howard Haycraft. British Authors Before 1800. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1952. Ref PR 105 .K9

Kunitz, Stanley and Howard Haycraft. British Authors of the Nineteenth Century. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1964. Ref PR 451 .K8 1964

Vinson, James, ed. Contemporary Novelists. London: St. James Press, 1976. Ref PR 883 .V55 1976


Baugh, Albert C. A Literary History of England, 2nd ed. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967. Ref PR 83 .B3 1967

Cox, Michael. Oxford Chronology of English Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Reference PR87 .O93 2002.

Daiches, David. A Critical History of English Literature. 2 vols. New York: Ronald Press Co., 1960. PR 83 .D29

Ward, A.W. and A.R. Waller. The Cambridge History of English Literature. 11 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1963. Ref PR 83 .C17


Essay And General Literature Index. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1934 --. Index Shelf 1 AI 3 .E752

Humanities Index. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1974--. Index Shelf 1 AI 1 .H85 and FirstSearch

MLA International Bibliography Of Books And Articles On The Modern Languages And Literature. New York: Modern Language Association Of America, 1969 --. Ref PB 1 .M64 and FirstSearch

The Year's Work in English Studies. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1981--. Ref PE 58.E6



Bell, Inglis and Donald Baird. The English Novel, 1578-1956. Denver: Alan Swallow, 1958. Ref PR 821 .B44

Bond, Donald F. The Eighteenth Century. Northbrook, IL: AHM Publishing Corp., 1975. Ref PR 441 .B63

Breed, Paul F. and Florence M. Sniderman. Dramatic Criticism Index. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1972. Ref PN 1886 .B84

Magill, Frank N. Magill's Bibliography of Literary Criticism, 4 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1979. Ref PN 523 .M25

Palmer, Helen and Anne Dyson. English Novel Explication: Criticisms to 1972. Hamden, CT: Shoe String Press, 1973. Ref Z 2014 .F5 .P26

Thurston, Jarvis, et al. Short Fiction Criticism. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1960. Ref PN 3373 .T5

Walker, Warren S. 20th Century Short Story Explication, 2nd ed. New York: Shoe String Press, 1967. Ref PN 3373 .W33