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Dictionary of Literary Biography
Call Number: PN 451.A54
Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.
This source is also available full-text digitally in Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online.
Call Number: PN 1010.P499
This multi-volume set includes excerpts from criticism of the works of the most significant and widely studied poets of world literature. Entries provide an introductory biographical sketch, an author portrait, a primary bibliography, annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets' works and sources for additional reading. When available, comments from the poets themselves are included. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text.
This source is also available full-text digitally in Literature Criticism Online.
Literature Criticism Online contains the Poetry Criticism set full-text digitally.
- Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online via Gale Cengage Learning (Full Text)
- Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry
Call Number: PN 1022.C63 2004
Granger's is the definitive source in English for locating a poem in anthologies on library shelves. First published in 1904, The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry is now in its 13th edition.
Databases Containing Poetry
African-American Poetry (1750-1900)
Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
American Poetry (1600-1900)
Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
English Poetry (600-1900)
Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.
Faber Poetry Library
A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath covering the seventy year history of this major publishing house.
Literature Online (LION)
A database of more than 300,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.