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Literary Research Guide
Call Number: Fondren Library, Centennial Reading Room, Reference, Non-circulating PR83 .H37 2008
James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide, which Choice calls "the standard guide in the field," evaluates important reference materials in English studies.
The link will take you to the online, 6th edition.
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
A full-text searchable database of articles on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. Each entry includes a selective primary and secondary bibliography.
Gives background information and provides citations for the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Includes: African American Studies, African Studies, American Literature, Atlantic History, British and Irish Literature, Classics, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature.
Call Number: Fondren Library , Centennial Reading Room, Non-circulating, AI3 .H8
Year's Work in English Studies
Each volume includes a detailed overview from Old English to contemporary critical works for a given year, and contains critical notices for some 1100 books; extensive coverage of English Language, American Literature, New Literatures in English and English Literature; coverage of specialist periodicals; comprehensive indexing by critic, author, and subject; plus bibliographical endnotes for each chapter.
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