Literary criticism in articles and overviews. Includes Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Series, Something About the Author, and Twayne's Authors.
The FictionMags Index is aimed at those researching a specific author or title and to reflect this, the emphasis is on the index listings with the associated cover scans (where available) displayed as thumbnails (which can be "clicked on") to display larger images.
The standalone indexes are aimed more at those interested in browsing the history of a magazine or genre and, to reflect this, the associated cover scans (where available) are displayed in a larger size side-by-side with the contents data.
The online version of this guide was discontinued in Dec. 2017. An archived version is available.
Harner's guide identifies key research and reference sources for literature scholars. Start with the Contents tab to browse reviews of core reference works like encyclopedias, histories and surveys, bibliographies, and more related to the time period or genre you are interested in.
Full text overviews of criticism on literary works and authors. Includes essays and excerpts of relevant criticism.
Scanned page images of the Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography and books in the Contemporary Literary Criticism family. Put in the name of a short story, novel or play and learn more about its critical reception and how it fits into the author's work as a whole.
Classic works of French and Italian literature, non-fiction prose and technical writing.
Subsets of the collection include French Women Writers, Provencal Poetry, Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Database, Multilingual Bible Project, and Textes de Francais Ancien (TFA). Use this resource to search a number of French dictionaries and encyclopedias originally published between 1606 and 1935.
Explore word histories in this compilation of over 150 dictionaries from the early modern period
Compiles over 150 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries and glossaries from the early modern period in which either source or target language is English, as well as linguistic treatises, and encyclopedic or topical works. A half-million word-entries devised by contemporary speakers of early modern English describe the meaning of words, and their equivalents in languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and other tongues encountered then in Europe, America, and Asia.
Author biographies and overviews of literary criticism from every period.
Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduates, the Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. LRC covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Search by author name, title, genre, literary movement, or literary themes.
Reference texts in American theater, as well as images of posters, playbills, photos, architectural images, floor plans, and other ephemera.
Update frequency: quarterly
This collection also allows cross-searching of the full text contents of five online full-text drama collections: Black Drama, Twentieth Century North American Drama, Asian American Drama, Latino Literature, and North American Women's Drama
Meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Professional philosophers donate their time and labor to collaboratively write, referee, and maintain encyclopedia entries. A freely available encyclopedia.
Print Research Guides
The New Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms
by Terry V. F. Brogan (Editor)
Call Number: UNLV Reference - PN1021 .N39 1994
Publication Date: 1994-04-24
This reference volume makes available for convenient personal and classroom use nearly 200 entries selected from the New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with primary emphasis on poetic and prosodic terms that are most common in literary study. Included are detailed discussions of poetic forms, rhetoric, genre, and diverse topics such as performance, language poetry, and linguistics and poetics. Each entry includes new bibliographical references, which have been updated since 1986, reflecting the current state of theory and knowledge. Despite its compact size, this New Handbook retains the detailed treatment of entries that is a hallmark of its parent Encyclopedia.
For interested readers who have other vocational plans, its authors-experienced researchers themselves-provide an intimate view of the way professional scholars go about their specialized and challenging tasks.