Basic Information Sources

in the

Lake Superior State University Library

April 2002

AMERICAN LITERATURE

REFERENCE GUIDES

Altick, Richard D. and Wright, Andrew. Selective Bibliography For The Study Of English And American Literature, 5th ed. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1975. Ref Z 2011 .A4

Bateson, Frederick Wilse. A Guide to English and American Literature. London: Longman, 1976. Ref PR83 .B32 1976

Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: A guide to reference sources for the study of literature in English and related topics. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1989. Ref PR 83 .H37 1989

Marcuse, Michael J. A Reference Guide for English Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. Ref PR 56 .M37 1990

Patterson, Margaret C. Literary Research Guide. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1976. Ref Z 6511 .P37

 

DICTIONARIES AND HANDBOOKS

Abrams, M. H. A Glossary Of Literary Terms, 6th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Collge Pub., 1993. Ref PN 41.A184 1993

Beckson, Karl and Granz, Arthur. A Reader's Guide to Literary Terms: A Dictionary. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1960. Ref PN 41 .B397

Critical Terms for Literary Study. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. PN81 .C84 1990.

Deutsch, Babette. Poetry Handbook: A Dictionary of Terms. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957. Ref PN 44.5 .D48p

Harris, Lauri L. Characters in 20th-Century Literature. Detroit: Gale Research, 1990. Ref PN 56.4 .H37 1990

Heard, J. Norman. Handbook of the American Frontier: Four Centuries of Indian-White Relationships. vol. 2 Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1987-1990. Ref E 76.2 .H43 1987 v.2

Holman, C. Hugh and Harmon William. A Handbook to Literature, 6th ed. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1992. Ref PN 41 .H6 1992

Jones, Howard Mumford and Ludwig, Richard M. Guide to American Literature and Its Backgrounds since 1890, 4th ed. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1972. Ref Z 1225 .J65 1972

Malkoff, Karl. Crowell's Handbook Of Contemporary American Poetry. New York, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973. Ref PS 323.5 .M3

Packard, William. Poet's Dictionary: A Handbook of Prosody and Poetic Devices. New York: Harper Perennial, 1994. Ref PN44.5 .P3 1994

Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993. Ref PN1021 .N39 1993

Turco, Lewis. Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics. Hanover: University Press of New England, c. 2000. PN 1042 .T78 2000

 

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Benet, William Rose. The Reader's Encyclopedia, 3rd ed., New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1987. Ref PN 41 .B4 1987

Blain, Virginia. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers From the Middle Ages to the Present. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1990. Ref PN 111 .B57 1990

Bradbury, Malcolm. The Penguin Companion to American Literature. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971. Ref PN 843 .P4

Burke, William Jeremiah. American Authors and Books: 1640 to the Present Day. New York: Crown Publishers, c 1962. Ref PS21 .B87 1962.

Contemporary Poets. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. PS325 .C66 1986

Davidson, Cathy N. And Wagner-Martin, Linda. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press 1995. Ref PS 147 .O94 1995

Freeman, William. Dictionary of Fictional Characters. Boston: The Writer, c1963. Ref PR19 .F7 1963b

Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Ref PS 2122 .G35 1989

Gale, Robert L. A Nathaniel Hawthorne Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.Ref PS 1880 .G3 1991

Hart, James D. The Oxford Companion To American Literature. 5th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. Ref PS 21 .H3 1983

Kirkpartick, D.L. Reference Guide to American Literature, 2nd ed. Chicago: St. James Press, 1987. Ref PS 21 .R43 1987

Larousse Dictionary of Writers. Edinburgh: Larousse, 1994. Ref PN451 .L37 1994

Magill, Frank Northen. Cyclopedia of Literary Characters. New York: Harper & Row, c1963. Ref PN44 .M3 1963.

The Mark Twain Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Pub., 1993. Ref PS 1330 .M37 1993

Preminger, Alex, ed. Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1974. Ref PN 1021 .E5 1974

Reference Library of Black America. New York: Gale Research, 1990. Ref E 185 .R44 1990

Rood, Karen Lane, ed. American Literary Almanac from 1608 to the Present: An Original Compendium of Facts and Anecdotes about Literary Life in the U.S.A. New York: Facts on File, 1988. Ref PS 92 .A38 1988

Walcutt, Charles Child and Whitesell, J. Edwin. The Explicator Cyclopedia, 3 vols. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1966. Ref PR 401 .E9

 

BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

Bain, Robert, ed. Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1979. Ref PS 261 .S59

Beacham, Walton, ed. Research guide to Biography And Criticism: Literature, 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Research Publishing, 1985. Ref PR 85 .R42 1985

Black Literary Criticism: Excerpts From Criticism of the Most Significant Works of Black Authors Over the Past 200 Years. 3 Vol. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. Ref PS 153 .N5 B556 1992

Bracken, James K. Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001. Ref PS88 .B72 2001

Contemporary Black American Fiction Writers. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, c1995. PS374 .N4 C66 1995.

Contemporary Black American Poets and Dramatists. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, c1995. PS153 .N5 C66 1995.

Contemporary Native American Literature: A Selected & Partially Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977. Ref 153 .I52 J32

DISCovering Authors: Biographies and Criticism on 300 Most-studied Writers. [CD-ROM] Detroit: Gale Research, 1993. Ask at the Circulation Desk for the CD-ROM

Greiner, Donald J., ed. American Poetry Since World War II, 2 vols. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. Ref PS 323.5 .A5

Helterman, Jeffrey and Layman, Richard, ed. American Novelists Since World War II. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. Ref PS 379 .A554

Kibler, Jr., James E., ed. American Novelists Since World War II, Second Series. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. Ref PS 379 .A554 1980

Littlefield, Daniel F. and Parins, James W. A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924. Netuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981. Ref E 77 .L57 1981 and Ref E 77 .L57 Suppl.

MacNicholas, John, ed. Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, 2 vols. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1981. Ref PS 351 .T9

Myerson, Joel, ed. The American Renaissance in New England. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978. Ref PS 243 .A54

Myerson, Joel, ed. Antebellum Writers in New York and The South. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978. Ref PS 128 .A5

Rood, Karen Lane, ed. American Writers in Paris, 1920-1939. Detroit: Gale Research co., 1980. Ref PS 129 .A57

Saar, Doreen Alvarez. Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Women Novelists: A Critical Reference Guide. New York: G.K. Hall, c 1996. Ref PR858 .W6 S22 1996

White, Barbara a., American Women's Fiction, 1790-1870: A Reference Guide. New York: Garland Pub., 1990. Ref PS 374 .W6 .W54 1990

LITERARY HISTORIES and CHRONOLOGIES

Ludwig, Richard M. and Nault, Clifford A. Annals of American Literature, 1602-1983. New Yrok: Oxford Univ. Press, 1986. Ref PS 94 .L83 1986

Spiller, Robert E., et. al. Literary History Of The United States, 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1963. Ref PS 88 .L522

Van Doren, Carl, et al., eds. The Cambridge History of American Literature. New York: Macmillan, 1917. Ref PS 88 .C17c

 

SURVEYS

Magill, Frank. Critical Survey of Long Fiction. 8 vol. Salem Press, 1991. Ref PR 821 .C7 1991

Magill, Frank. Critical Survey of Poetry. 8 vol. Salem Press, 1992. Ref PR 502 .C85 1992

Magill, Frank. Critical Survey of Short Fiction. 8 vol. Salem Press, 1993. Ref PN 3321 .C7 1993

 

ANNUAL REVIEWS

American Literary Scholarship. Durham: Duke University Pres. 1963-1969, 1982-- Ref PS 3 .A47 1982

 

INDEXES

Essay and General Literature Index. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1934--. Index Shelf

Humanities Index. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1974--. Index Shelf and continued as Humanities Abstracts on the library databases page.

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literature. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1969--. Ref PB 1 .M64

Literature Online is available on the library databases page.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

COMPREHENSIVE

Blanck, Jacob. Bibliography of American Literature. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1955- Ref Z 1225 .B55

Clark, Harry Hayden. American Literature: Poe Through Garland. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971. Ref PS 201 .C58

Davis, Richard Beale. American Literature Through Bryant, 1585-1830. Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969. Ref PS 85 .D3

Leary, Lewis. Articles On American Literature 1900-1950. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 1954. Ref PS 88 .A77

Leary, Lewis. Articles On American Literature 1950-1967. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 1970. Ref PS 88 .A771

Leary, Lewis and Auchard, John. Articles on American Literature, 1968-1975. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 1979. Ref PS 88 .A772

Magill, Frank N. Magill's Bibliography of Literary Criticism, 4 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1979. Ref PN 523 .M25

 

DRAMA

Adelman, Irving and Dworkin,Rita. Modern Drama: A Checklist of Critical Literature on 20th Century Plays. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1967. Ref Z 5781 .A35

Breed, Paul F. and Sniderman, Florence M. Dramatic Criticism Index: Bibliographies on Playwrights from Ibsen to the Avant-Grande. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1972. Ref PN 1864 .B84

 

FICTION

Gerstenberger, Donna and Hendrick, George. The American Novel, 2 vols. Chicago: The Swallow Press, 1961-1970. Ref Z 1231 .F4 .G4

Holman, C. Hugh. The American Novel Through Henry James, 2nd ed. Arlington heights, IL: AHM Publishing Corporation, 1979. Ref PS 371 .H64 1979

Kirby, David K. American Fiction to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. Gale Research Co., 1975. Ref Z 1241 .F4 .K57

Parker, Patricia L. Early American Fiction: A Reference Guide. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984. Ref PS 375 .P25 1984

Woodress, James. American Fiction, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1974. Ref Z 1232 .F4 .W64

 

POETRY

Altieri, Charles F. Modern Poetry. Arlington Heights, IL: AHM Publishing Corporation, 1979. Ref PS 323.5 .A45

Donow, Herbert S. The Sonnet in England and America: A Bibliography of Criticism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. Ref PR 502 .K8 1980

Kuntz, Joseph M. and Martinex,Nancy C. Poetry Explication: A Checklist of Interprepation Since 1925 of British and American Poems Past and Present. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980. Ref PR 502 .K8 1980

 

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES

Brumble, H. David. An Annotated Bibliography Of American Indian and Eskimo Autobiographies. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981. Ref E 89 .B78 1981

Fenwick, M.J. Writers of the Caribbean and Central America: A Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1992. Ref PN 849 .C3 F46 1992

Jacobson, Angeline. Contemporary Native American Literature. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977. Ref PS 153 .I52 .J32

Rock, Roger O. The Native American in American Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Ref PS 173 .I6 R62

Rush, Theressa Gunnels. Black American Writers Past and Present. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975. Ref PS 153 .N5 .R87

Stensland, Anna Lee. Literature by and about the American Indian. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1979. Ref E 77.4 .S73 1979

Weist, Katherine M. An Annotated Bibliography of Nortern Plains Ethnohistory. Missoula, MT: Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, 1985. Ref E 78 .G73 .W44 1985