English 669: Bibliography and Methodology
Dr. Morillo

Useful Reference Resources in Print

Despite the electronic revolution in reference materials, reserach libraries remain rich in helpful reference books. From the extensive list below, choose 3 reference works  that are most relevant to your research interests.

Reference List

       MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures
. For pre-1963 entries.

     The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature.

     Contemporary Critical Theory: A Selective Bibliography.

     Shakespeare Criticism

     Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature

     Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers

     Bibliography of American Literature


     The British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books.

     The National Union Catalogue, Pre-1956 Imprints. Microfiche ed.

     (ESTC) A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed
     abroad, 1475-1640. Eds. Pollard and Redgrave.


     Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (PEPP)

     The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

     Encyclopaedia of Psychology

     Encyclopaedia of British Women Writers

    Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

     Encyclopedia Britannica

     Encyclopedia of Contemporary Film and Television

     Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland

     International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

     Encyclopedia of World Art

     Encyclopedia of Religion

     Indices and Abstracts:

     Dissertation Abstracts International.

     The New York Times Index

     The Times Index (London Times)

     The Education Index

     Shakespeare Index: An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Articles

     The Film Review Index

     Short Story Index

     Granger’s Index to Poetry


     The Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

     Dictionary of National Biography (DNB).

     Dictionary of American Biography (DAB).

     Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)

     Dictionary of the Middle Ages

     New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

     New Grove Dictionary of American Music

     The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

     The Oxford Classical Dictionary

     The Anchor Bible Dictionary

     Guides and Handbooks:

     A Reference Guide to English Studies. Ed. Michael Marcuse

     Prentice Hall Guide to English Literature. Ed. Marion Wynne-Davis.

     Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts


     Oxford History of English Literature

     New Cambridge History of American Literature. Ed. Sacvan Bercovitch.

     Columbia Literary History of the United States

     American Studies:

     American Literary Scholarship: An Annual

     American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide

     The Oxford Companion to American Literature

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