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Websites to Use

  • Finding those books in the library "dungeon"
    This index will help you find out if the library has any print literary criticism in the books in the archive. When you search for your author, scroll down to their list of works and see if the works you are studying and enclosed in the books. Look for works that are cited in Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism and Contemporary Literary Criticism. We also have Children's Literature and Drama and Poetry Criticism.
  • Literary Resources — Feminism and Women's Literature
    This page is devoted to sites on women's literature, feminist criticism, and gender studies generally.
  • Voice of the Shuttle; American Literature
    Voice of the Shuttle emphasizes both primary and secondary resources, and defines its audience as people who have something to learn from a higher-education, professional approach to the humanities.
  • Modern American Poetry
    Modern American Poetry Site includes criticism, excerpts from previously published analyses of poems, biographical information, relevant illustrations (such as book jackets, broadsides, paintings, drawings, comics, and photographs) and more.
  • Internet Public Library -- Literary Criticism
    The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
  • Perspectives in American Literature
    Fans of various periods in American Literature (including novels and drama can spend hours browsing this extensive resource on the subject.

Websites that highlight Individual Authors

  • The Emily Dickinson Collection from Harvard University
    Harvard University and Amherst College hold a majority of the manuscripts to Dickinson's work. Harvard and digitized some of those manuscripts and you can find them here.
  • The Mark Twain Papers and Project
    A comprehensive archive of Sam Clemens’ personal letters and papers.
  • PBS site that accompanies the film, Mark Twain
  • The Kate Chopin International Society
    From the Kate Chopin International Society comes this website that encompasses her two novels and a dozen or so of her more popular short stories. The site also covers information about when each work was written and published and basic facts about setting and characters, plus a list of articles and books about the work.
  • Langston Hughes
    Compiled by David Kresh from the Library of Congress, this collection of material on Langston Hughes contains links to Library of Congress material as well as other websites that can help you track down literary criticism.
  • The Hemingway Society
    Home of the Hemingway Society and the Hemingway Review. The journal specializes in researched scholarship on the work and life of Ernest Hemingway including criticism.
  • Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio archive
    Here you can listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence.
  • The F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary
    This is a collection of articles and other material on F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost taught at Amherst College, off and on, for over forty years. He first came to campus to give a reading of his poetry in April 1916 while he was working on his third book of poetry -- Mountain Interval. His major works are archived at Amherst College. This site details that work and the current holdings.
  • John Steinbeck
    From the Steinbeck Center in California, this informative website links to information, biographies and other sources.

Databases to Use


  • Bloom's Literary Reference Center
    This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom's Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
    Articles and criticisms, including peer-reviewed, bios and interviews, novels, short stories, poems, and literary magazines.
  • Academic Search Complete
    This database will help you search online journal articles. Click the “Full-Text” and Peer Review tab after doing your search so that you get articles and not just the citations. Also, click on the title to read the abstract before viewing the full text. Print in PDF if possible as it will help with your citations.
    With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.
  • Faber Poetry Library
    Find poems written by modern poets such as Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Tom Paulin, Sylvia Plath and more.
  • African-American Poetry
    Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.
  • Twentieth Century African American Poetry
    62 of the most important Apoets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.
  • American Poetry
    Find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.
  • Twentieth Century American Poetry
    A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

Books available in our Library

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The Oxford Companion to Mark Twain - Camfield, Gregg
Call Number: PS 1331 .O97 2003
ISBN: 0195107101
Publication Date: 2003

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The Cambridge introduction to Mark Twain - Messent, Peter B
Call Number: PS 131 .M47 2007
ISBN: 0521854458
Publication Date: 2007

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Novelists and novels - Bloom, Harold
Call Number: PN 3365 .B55 2005
ISBN: 079108227X

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Kate Chopin : a study of the short fiction - Koloski, Bernard
Call Number: PS 1294 .C63 K65 1996
ISBN: 0805708650
Publication Date: 1996

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Kate Chopin - Bloom, Harold
Call Number: PS 1294 .C63 Z73 2007
ISBN: 0791093697
Publication Date: 2007

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