202 Literary Study
Frann Michel, Professor
1. Major Research Tools for English Literary Research
Oxford Reference Online: 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books combined into a single cross-searchable web database. Includes The Oxford Companion to English Literature, The Oxford Companion to American Literature, The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, etc.
Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes Dictionary of Literary Biography [DLB], Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism
An online index of reference books series that includes Dictionary
of Literary Biography, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism,
and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism: Offers succinct, focused articles that provide an overview of literary theory from a twentieth-century Western perspective.
MLA International Bibliography. Indexes critical material on the modern languages, literature, linguistics, and folklore. Provides access to over 3,000 journals, as well as to book chapters, proceedings, and working papers
Project Muse: Provides online access to the full text of over 300 journals in the disciplines of literary studies, classics, history, philosophy, political science, and the history of science and medicine.
JSTOR: Provides access to the complete back files of more than 624 cross-disciplinary academic journals in digital format, some of which date from the 1800s. Over 21 million pages are now available.
Book Review Digest Plus: Indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews.
2. Other Literary Resources
Oxford English Dictionary: [OED] The online version of the 2nd edition of the classic dictionary.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry: Provides online access to several of the classic Granger's print resources, including the Classic Hundred Poems, he Top 500 Poems, the Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies, the Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Collected and Selected Works, and the Columbia Granger's Index to African-American Poetry, as well as biographical information about many of the poets included in the database.
Early English Books Online: Provides indexing, citations and full text of Early English publications from 1475 to 1800. Covers English literature, languages, music, religion, science, travel and exploration and politics.
Evans Digital Edition: The definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Upon completion, the Evans Digital Edition will consist of more than 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images.
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