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English Literature: Poetry Research

Resources for research in literature orginally published in English.

Academy of American Poets

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Poetry Foundation

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Poetry Audio

Try internet sites for online poetry readings.


To find periodical articles on a poem or poet, try the databases listed below:

  • MLA International Bibliography- This EBSCOhost database indexes journals, books and dissertations. Find the full text of journal articles by using the FindIt@GSU link.
  • Literature Online Reference Edition- If full text is not available, look up the source in GIL the online catalog.
  • Humanities International Index- Find orginal poetry published in literary magazines and critical articles.
  • JSTOR- Find the full text of many literary criticism scholarly journals. This is an archival database, so you won't find current issues of journals.
  • Project Muse- Find the full text of many literary criticism scholarly journals.
  • Google Scholar- This academic version of Google searches library databases and Google Books.

Poetry Research

The pdf file given below lists reference books, databases, and internet sites useful for poetry research.


  • Index of American Periodical Verse- LN 2 Ref. Z1231 .P7 I47 Earlier volumes are on LN 3. Use this print resource to find poems in journals and magazines.

Humanities Librarian

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