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Literary Reference Book Availability List

This page lists which literary research, reference eBooks and print items are available via GALILEO and on the shelves. It also explains how find them. Most, but not all, reference ebooks that handle literary criticism appear in the GIL-Find or in searches from the main, GALILEO page.

eBooks Available through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Except for a single print tile, click on the link and then choose a volume of one of the sets below to read/browse. If you are at home, make sure you are logged into GALILEO before you start.


Drama for Students Epics for Students
Literature and it's Times Non-Fiction Classics for Students
Novels for Students Poetry for Students
Shakespeare for Students Shakespeare's Characters for Students
Clarkston Ref. PR2989 .S53 1997
Short Stories for Students Twenty-first Century Drama -- The First Decade
Twenty-first Century Novels -- The First Decade

eBooks Available through Literature Criticism Online

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Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
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Contemporary Literary Criticism
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Drama Criticism
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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
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Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
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Poetry Criticism
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Shakespearean Criticism
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Short Story Criticism
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Something About the Author Twentieth-Century Literary Critcism
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eBooks Available through Gale Literary Sources

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Contemporary Authors (all series)
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Dictionary of Literary Biography

eBooks Available through Scribners Writers Series and other ebooks in Gale Literary Sources


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African American Writers African Writers
American Nature Writers American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies
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Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome Books of the Bible
British Writers
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European Writers
Latin American Writers Latino and Latina Writers
Modern American Women Writers Mystery and Suspense Writers : The Literature of Crime, Detection, and Espionage
Poets American and British Science Fiction Writers: Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror World Poets

eBooks Available through eBooks on EBSCOHost and Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost

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The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
Black American Prose Writers The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945
The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 9 (Literature) Oxford Companion to African American Literature
Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms Reader's Guide to Literature in English
Shakespeare's Legal Language: A Dictionary Where the Wild Books Are: A Guide to Ecofiction

eBooks Available through Ebook Central

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American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guidexx Blackwell Guides to Literature: British and Irish Short Story Handbook
Blackwell Literature Handbooks: Crime Fiction Handbook Humanities Insights
The New Handbook of Literary Terms The Poetry Handbook
University of Minnesota: Pamphlets on American Writers

Print Literary Criticism Reference Books

Even though may of our reference books of literary criticism have migrated to GALILEO, quite a few still remain in print. This is a listing of those items by title. Note: most of these are older items.

Asian American Literature
PS153 .A84 A82 1999
The Beat Generation: A Critical Companion
PS228 .B6 .Z58 2003
Black Literature Criticism: Excerpts of Criticism of Most Significant Works of Black Authors for 200 Years.
PS153 .N5 .B556 1992
Contemporary Dramatists
PR737 .C57 1983
Contemporary Novelists
PR883 .C64 2001
Contemporary Poets
PR603 .C6
Contemporary Southern Writers
PS261 .C569 1999
Contemporary Women Poets
Poets PS151 .C67 1998
Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century
PN771 .E5 1999
Gay & Lesbian Literature
PN56 .H57 .G36
Guide to French Literature
PQ41 .L48 1992
Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion
PS153 .N5 H245 2003
Hispanic Literature Criticism
PQ7081 .A1 .H573
International Dictionary of Theatre: Playwrights
PN2035 .I58
Modern Japanese Writers
PL723 .M563 2001
Native North American Literature
PS508 .I5 N38 1994
Reference Guide to Short Fiction
PN3373 .R36 1994
Reference Guide to World Literature
PN524 .R44 2003
Twayne's Companion to Contemporary Literature in English
PS225 .T88 2002
Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers
PR888 .L69 T87 1990
Twentieth-Century Western Writers
PS271 .T84 1991
World Literature Criticism
PN523 .W67 1992
World Writers in English
PR9080.5 .W67 2004