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Encylopedias, etc.: Literature

A guide for background information to form a solid research base for your topic.

Literary Criticisms

The following reference handbooks are available online:

Critical Survey of Short Fiction

Short Story Criticism

Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism


Additional reference sources:

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Drama Criticism

Poetry Criticism

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Online in Literature Resource Center - To search the whole set, select "all volumes in this edition".

Literature Reference Databases

The following two databases contain author biographies and background information on works of literature.