Research Tools by Subject: Literature


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Borrow from thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. Libby is great for users of all ages. Download up to 10 titles at a time.

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

The Encyclopedia encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics.

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Literature Criticism Online

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The complete collections of Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism in one easily searchable resource.

Tags: Literary Commentary, 19th Century Criticism, 20th Century Criticism, Humanities, Literary Theory

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

This volume contains over 2,000 biographical profiles of important American authors (with information regarding their style, subjects, and major works) and influential foreign writers as well as other figures who have been important in the nation’s social and cultural history.

Tags: Age of Reason, Gothic, Beat Generation, American Contemporary, Harlem Renaissance, Transcendentalism, Post Modernism, Native American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin).

Tags: Old English Period, Anglo-Saxon Period, Neoclassical, Edwardian, Victorian, Lake Poets, Metaphysical Poets, Romantic Period

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, the Encyclopedia comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world.

Tags: Folk Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Literary Awards, Children as Authors, Children’s Theater

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world’s oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.

Tags: Public Speaking, Hermeneutics, Ethics, Alliteration, Analogy, Language, Syntax, Poetry, Tropes, Debate