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American Literature

Looking for information about the American authors?  Need to research the development of American literature?  These and many other questions may be answered with the aid of the resources listed below.  If you have additional questions, ask the librarians.  They are ready to assist you in finding the information you need.

General Background
A to Z of American women writers, Ref 810.9 K85azw
African American Literary Criticism, 1773 to 2000, Ref 810.9 A258erv
Afro-American Fiction, 1853-1976, Ref 813.008 M329a
Allusions, Ref 803 A443u2
American Authors and Books, 1640 to the Present Day, Ref 810.9 B959a3
American Nature Writers, Ref 810.936 A512eld
Book of the Epic, Ref 808.81 G92
Chronological Outline of American Literature, Ref 810.202 R721co
Contemporary Literary Criticism, Ref 809.04 C622c
Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Ref 810.3 C762sef
Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Ref 803 M19c
Dictionary of Women Writers, 1660-1800, Ref 820.9 D554td
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Ref 810.9 D554
Dictionary of Literary Terms, Ref 803 S535d
Dictionary of Native American Literature, Ref 897 D554wi
Drama Criticism, Ref 809.2005 D763gp
Encyclopedia of Literature and Criticism, Ref 801.95 E56mc
Encyclopedia of Southern Literature, Ref 810.9975 S673esl
Facts on File Dictionary,  Ref 803 L346fa
Handbook of American Popular Literature, Ref 810.9016 H236i
Handbook to Literature, Ref 803 H747h
Harlem Renaissance and Beyond, Ref 810.9 R816hb
Literary Research Guide, Ref 800.016 P318L
Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Ref 809 L776gr
Magillís Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Ref 808.83 M194gsf
Masterplots, Ref 808.8 M19mm2
Merriam-Websterís Encyclopedia of Literature, Ref 803 M568ee
Modern American Women Writers, Ref 810.9 M689shw
Native American Literatures, Ref 810.9897 W623na
Native North American Literature, Ref 810.9897 N278wi
Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Ref 809.034 N714
Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Ref 810.8 O98adws
Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English, Ref 820.3 O98str
Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States, Ref 810.9 O98dvn
Poetry Criticism, Ref 809.1 P745gr
Poetry Explication, Ref 803 K96p
Thesaurus of Book Digests, Ref 803 H41t
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Ref 809 T971r

Locating the American Literature Collection
800             Literature & Rhetoric
803             (Literary) Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
809             Literary History & Criticism
810           
American Literature in English
811           
(American) Poetry
812           
(American) Drama
813           
(American) Fiction
814           
(American) Essays
815           
(American) Speeches
816           
(American) Letters
817           
(American) Satire & Humor
818            (American) Miscellaneous Writings

Government Documents
LC    Library of Congress

Materials are found in the following areas
1st floor, north Reference
1st floor, west Periodicals
1st floor annex Periodicals
2nd floor General Books
3rd floor General Books

Sources of Journal Articles

PRINT RESOURCES
Education Index
Essay and General Literature Index
Humanities Index
Readerís Guide to Periodical Literature

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
Academic Search Elite (EbscoHost)
Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
Article1st (FirstSearch)
Biography Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
MAS FullText Ultra (EbscoHost)
MasterFile Premier (EbscoHost)
MLA Bibliography (FirstSearch)
Professional Development Coll. (EbscoHost)
WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Print and microform indexes and journals are located on the 1st floor, west.
 

Internet Resources
EBSCOHost: Full text periodical database
NetLibrary: Full text e-book database
NewsBank: Full text newspaper database
First Search: Periodical and information indexes

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS
http://www.poets.org/

ALEX: A CATALOGUE OF ELECTRONIC TEXTS
http://www.infomotions.com/alex/

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION-BANNED & CHALLENGED BOOKS
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/
bannedbooksweek/bannedbooksweek.htm

AMERICAN LITERATURE ON THE WEB
http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/

AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM WEB
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transweb/

CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
http://www.bartleby.com/cambridge/

D.H.LAWRENCE: STUDIES IN CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/LAWRENCE/lawrence.html

DIME NOVELS AND PENNY DREADFULS
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/dp/pennies/home.html

ELECTRONIC ARCHIVES FOR TEACHING THE AMERICAN LITERATURES
http://www.georgetown.edu/tamlit/

IPL-ONLINE LITERARY CRITICISM COLLECTION
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

LITERARY MOVEMENTS
http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/litfram.html

LITERARY RESOURCES ON THE NET
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/%7Ejlynch/Lit/

MLA GUIDE TO WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/mla/

MODERN AMERICAN POETRY
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/index.htm

NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/

ORTON WEBSOURCE TO AMERICAN LITERATURE
http://www.wwnorton.com/naal/

PAL: PERSPECTIVES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE A RESEARCH AND REFERENCE GUIDE: AN ONGOING ONLINE PROJECT
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/table.html

PROJECT CROW: AMERICAN LITERATURE
http://www.millikin.edu/aci/crow/

PULITZER PRIZES.COM
http://www.pulitzer.org/

STORYTELLERS: NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS ONLINE
http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/

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