Research Tools by Subject: Literature

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

Literature Online (LION)

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Primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. The collection includes full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the 8th century through the present day.

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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

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.

Tags: Languages, Syntax, Phonetics, Semantics