Library guide for English and literature.
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013
Databases covering a wide variety of English language and literature subjects.
- MLA International Bibliography
The standard source for information on articles about English, literature, and literary criticism. WARNING: most articles are not full-text.
An excellent source for articles on literature and literary criticism, among other fields. A good place to find articles older than 1980.
- Project Muse
A selective database including some of the most prestigious journals in the area of literary criticism, among others.
- Literary Reference Center
An excellent resource for background information on authors and their works.
- Literature Online
Also known as LION; a good source for literary criticism and the full texts of some poems, plays, and prose.
- Oxford English Dictionary
Also known as the OED; the most comprehensive dictionary and word history resource for the English language.
Databases specialized in pre-1800 English resources.
- American Poetry
Poems by American poets from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with criticism and biographical information. Part of Literature Online (LION).
- African American Poetry
Poems by African American poets 1800-present. Part of Literature Online.
Searchable subject terms, reviews, and notes for over 135,000 fiction titles.
- Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)
Detailed indexing for over 100,000 short stories, with full text for thousands of them.