This guide is suggested for students of Dr. Bonds' Sophomore Seminar: Identity and Difference or those interested in the Harlem Rennaissance and the Black Arts Movement.
For more resources, see the research guide for English.
Dictionary of Literary Biography (online) Often the first place to go to find authoritative biographical and critical essays on “the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.”
Readers' Guide Retrospective- links to articles published in general interest magazines during the early and middle part of the 20th century
Books and Movies Reviews Guide – a topic guide to find more resources
Important: How can I get an article? is the key.
Some databases have full text. For others, click on FindIt to determine if there are online links to the article; if it is in a journal the library subscribes to; or if you need to use Interlibrary Loan / Iliad - to obtain the article.
Humanities Full Text (Ebsco)
Includes articles in more than 300 periodicals in literature, archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. Includes book reviews.
Literature Online (Chadwyck)
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 168 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Consists of research pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 3000 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works.
Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
Literature Criticism Online
LCO is an extensive full text compilation of literary commentary reaching back 30 years, covering centuries of critiques on authors and their works that span all time periods, types of literature and regions. The cross searchable collection brings together Drama Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Short Story Criticism, providing criticism on the major authors, dramatists and poets.
Need more information? Go to the English Subject Guide for articles, biography, reviews, newspapers and more...
African American Studies Center Online Covers all aspects of African American studies
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
The Dictionary of Literary Biography print series is often the first place to go to find authoritative biographical and critical essays on “the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.”
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Biographies, bibliographies and analysis of over 115,000 authors. In-depth coverage of the most studied authors.
Literature Online (Chadwyck)
In addition to journal articles, LION contains biographical and other key reference resources.
Need more information? Go to the English Subject Guide for more resources.