Resources for English and Literature

Electronic Resources

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Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select
Over 10,000 critical essays on contemporary authors with multiple search options.

Salem Literature Reference Collection
Reference source for long fiction authors, with summaries, major works, and brief analysis of critical themes for hundreds of authors. Critical essays on Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Robert Frost, Jane Austen, Gwendolyn Brooks, T.S. Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ernest Hemingway are also included.

Academic Search Premier
General academic database covering a variety of disciplines.

Provides information on fiction, including book reviews, book discussions, title lists, and author read-alikes.

Credo Reference
A collection of reference resources - including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, journals, and quotations - covering a wide range of disciplines.

Print Resources

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Literary Criticism
Books with critical essays, critical techniques, and theory.

Selected list of books on literature.

English grammar related reference and general works.

English Literature
Selected list of books on English literature.

Internet Resources

Internet Public Library
IPL has a multitude of freely available sources for English and Literature on the web.

MLA Style
Purdue University's online style and writing guides.

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