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This guide provides resources for information pertaining to literature and literary criticism.

Reference Resources

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What are Reference Books?

A reference book contains facts, such as a dictionary or an encyclopedia, that assist with looking for particular information. 

The following titles are reference books on the Literature & Poetry Studies:


African American literary criticism, 1773 to 2000

Call Number: PS153 .N5 A33


Black literature criticism : excerpts from criticism of the most significant works of Black

authors over the past 200 years

Call Number: REF PS153 .N5 B556


Children's literature; a guide to reference sources

Call Number: Z1037.A1 H35


Concise dictionary of American literature

Call Number: REF PS21 .R5


Contemporary literary criticism: annual cumulative title index

Call Number: PN771 .C59


Crowell's handbook of contemporary American poetry

Call Number: REF PS323.5 M3


Cyclopedia of world authors 

Call Number: PN41 .M26


Literary market place: LMP

Call Number: PN161 .L5


Multicultural writers since 1945: an A-to-Z guide 

Call Number: PN452 .M8


Poetry speaks: hear great poets read their work from Tennyson to Plath

Call Number: PS323.5 P58


Reflections on Racism Poetry Jam

Call Number: DVD26


The Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetry

Call Number: PS613 .N67


The Norton introduction to poetry

Call Number: PN6101 .N6