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2012 Research Paper

J. Cooper | 4/27/13
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Literature Criticism

808, 809 Literary Criticism - general

821 British Poetry and criticism

*R 920 Nin Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, and Other Creative Writers who died between 1800 and 1899. Vols. 1-71

*R 809 TWE Twentieth Century Literary Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, and Other Creative Writers who died between 1900 and 1960. Vols. 1-80

*R 809 C Contemporary Literary Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Today's Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, and Other Creative Writers. Vols. 1-130

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Literature Criticism



+Bloom's eBooks

Poets: Blake, Brontees, Browning, Byron, Chaucer, Coleridge, Donne, Eliot, Keats, Plath,     
           Shakespeare, Shelley, Wordsworth
Movements: Contemporary, Metaphysical, Romantic Poets, 20th Century Poets, Victorian Poets


Salem eBooks: Critical Insights
Poet: Eliot

*Gale's Virtual Reference Library

Sample titles:
  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature,
  • Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, and many many more
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Database Subscriptions - Poetry & Literature Criticism




Granger's Index to Poetry
Granger's World of Poetry includes 13,000 poems and 250,000 poetry citations. It also features commentaries, biographies, bibliographies, notes on form, and a glossary of literary terms.

Literature Criticism

+Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Click on "Advanced Search." ~Input your poet's name or poem's title in the search box under, "With the exact phrase" and type a keyword for your topic into the box under, "With at least one of the
Results Tabs focus on: Analyses and Criticism, Topics and Themes
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*Gale: Literature Resource Center
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EBSCO: Academic Search Premier

EBSCO: Literary Reference Center

PROQUEST: Learning Literature

Internet Resources-
Poets & Poetry Websites
Poetry eText Collection

University of Virginia eText Center - Chadwyck-Healy English Poetry


Poetry Websites

Full-text poetry anthologies in, including:

Thorough index of online texts; contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry sections.

From the University of California, Davis.

From the University of Buffalo, "The Electronic Poetry Center serves as a gateway to electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo and on the Web at large."

From Iowa State University, this site includes a few poems by a few poets.

"An online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research."

From the University of North Carolina Press and the North Caolina Arts council.  Seamus Heaney is included.

From the University of Southhampton, "this site gives you access to rare poetry recordings from the last five decades of UK poetry performances."

Contemporary British and Irish poets.

5,000+ classical poems can be searched by poet name, first line or poem title. A selective list of English-laguage poets reading their own work.

Links to selected international poets.

This brief directory groups authors by movement: Elizabethan, Metaphysical, Victorian, and Shakespeare.

Web resource with the text of 6,725 works. Poems are from 780 different poets with a scope from medieval ballads to contemporary verse. Site is searchable by author, title and subject indexes.

Website from the Academy of American Poets featuring an audio archive and some hypertext poems. In total 700 clips are available to listen to, including poems from several British authors, such as Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas.

Database of over 168,000 poems. Search by poet name, poem title and full-text of poem.

From the University of Toronto, this site surveys 1,400 years of poetry in English. Search by titles, first lines and keywords.

Some poets are included on this list because they lived part of their lives in Scotland, like Byron.

Archive of English sonnets (Alphbetical Listing)

Internet Resources-
Literature Websites
British Literature eText Collections

University of Virginia eText Center

Norton Anthology of English Literature -

English Literature on the Web - E-texts

British Literature Websites

The collection has some facsimilies and transcriptions of some poets' works.

From Georgetown University.

Also referred to as the Andromeda Project, the LRN maintained by Rutgers University, is a rich web site for literature research.

This enormous literature project, maintained at UCSB, is a premier English research database.

General eText Collections

Database allowing previews of books and some full versions to download. Full-text of books published before 1923 may be available as they are no longer subject to copyright law in the U.S. Examples include Shakespeare's sonnets and the poetic works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Literary Criticism

Internet Public Library - Arts& Humanities - Poetry
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