Subject Guide: English
The Library's Subject Guides help you find resources that are specialized for certain areas of study. There are many other resources available which provide generalized information--not specific to one topic or area. To see more of these general resources, see the Subject Guide: General page.
Humanities Liaison Librarian - Joshua Finnell
English Department Homepage
Databases and indexes provide information about journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
- Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature
- Bibliography of American Literature
- Early American Fiction Online
- Early English Books Online
- Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
- Eighteenth Century Collection Online
- Eighteenth Century Fiction
- English Prose Drama
- English Short Title Catalogue
- English Verse Drama
- Humanities International Complete
- Literary Index (Gale)
- Literary Reference Center
- MLA International Bibliography
- Abstracts of English Studies [print]: (1958-) Annex Floor 1A PE25 .A16
- Humanities Index [print]: (1974-1996) Annex Floor 1A AI3 .H8
- Essay and General Literature Index [print]: (1900-) Annex Floor 1A AI3 .E752
Reference books provide background information on a people, terms and concepts.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism PN771 .C59 (cumulative index in last volume)
- MLA Bibliography, (1921- 1993) Z 7006 .M64
- Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism PN761 .N5 (cumulative index in last volume)
Oxford Reference Books Online: Literature Collection
12 online reference books relevant to the study of literature. Search all at once, or select one book to search.
Oxford Reference Books Online: English Language Collection
11 online reference books on English grammar, etymology and usage. Search all at once, or select one book to search.
Oxford Reference Books Online: English Dictionaries & Thesauruses
- Critical Survey of Poetry. English Language Series PR502 .C85 1992
- The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English PR601 .O9 1994
- Nineteenth-Century French Poets PQ433 .N56 1999
- Contemporary American Women Poets: an A-to-Z Guide PS151 .C665 2002
- American Poets, (1880-1945) PS324 .A44 1987
Here are a few web sites we think you might find useful:
- The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
- Librarians' Index to the Internet: Literature and Books
- A Celebration of Women Writers
- Internet Public Library: Literary Critcism
- Literary Resources on the Net
- Women Romantic-Era Writers
- Women Writers Online
- Librarians' Index to the Internet: Poetry Page
- Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets
- American Verse Project from University of Michigan
- British Women Romantic Poets from UC Davis
- The Walt Whitman Archive from the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.