Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Literary Research Guide

 Literary Reference Books
 Biography

REF / PN / 451 / M36 / 1997
Cyclopedia of World Authors
 
REF / PN / 771 / C59
Contemporary Authors

 Criticism

REF / PN / 771 / C595
Contemporary Literary Criticism
 
REF / PN / 771 / G27
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
 
REF / PN / 44 / M355
1300 Critical Evaluations of Selected Novels and Plays
 
REF / PN / 471 / M37 / 1995
Masterplots II, Women’s Literature Series
 
REF / PS / 21 / M34 / 1991
Magill’s Survey of American Literature
 
REF / PN / 3321 / S5
Short Story Criticism
 
REF / PN / 3326 / M27 / 1986
Masterplots II, Short Stories Series
 
REF / PN / 523 / M29 / 1993
Magill’s Survey of World Literature
 
REF / PN / 1101 / P756 / 1998
Poetry for Students
 
REF / PN / 1110.5 / M37 / 1992
Masterplots II, Poetry Series
 
REF / PN / 1601 / D959
Drama for Students
 
REF / PN / 6112.5 / M37 / 2004
Masterplots II, Drama Series
 
REF / PR / 2987 / S47 / 1992
Shakespeare for Students
 
REF / PR / 85 / C76 / 1985
The Critical Perspective. Twentieth-Century Criticism of British and American Literature to 1904

 General Information

REF / PN / 41 / C83
A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory
 
REF / PR / 19 / D73 / 1995
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
 
REF / PS / 21 / H3 / 1995
The Oxford Companion to American Literature
 
REF / PN / 2035 / O93 / 1983
The Oxford Companion to Theatre
 
REF / PN / 56 / S9 / F47 / 1999
A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

REF / PN / 50 / L574 / 1997
Literature and Its Times

 Literary Databases
 Biographical Databases which include Authors

Infotrac's Biography Resource Center w/ Marquis Who's Who
Includes people from all eras and countries. Provides articles from reference books (including Contemporary Authors) and magazines.

Databases are accessible from off campus to patrons who have a valid accessBCC card unless otherwise specified.

 Comprehensive Databases which include
Literary Topics (Many Full Text Articles)

- Infotrac’s General Reference Center Gold
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Infotrac’s Expanded Academic

- Ebsco’s Academic Search Premier

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Ebsco’s MasterFILE Premier

 Literary Database on CD-ROM (Full Text)

Available on Internet Workstations in the Reference area.
Icons are on the main screens of these computers.
 
Masterplots Complete
Critical essays, character descriptions, and author biographies; many countries and periods.   

  Literary Databases (Full Text Material)

Infotrac’s Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Critical essays on contemporary writers.

Infotrac's Scribner Writer Series
Biography and criticism of authors from many countries and historical periods.

Galenet’s Dictionary of Literary Biography
Essays on authors from all eras and genres.

Galenet's Twayne Author Series
Full text biographical and critical book-length discussions of important writers; simple structure for easy use. 

 Electronic Information Sources Online

Available on the Online Reference Databases page:

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http://srvweb.bristol.mass.edu/serena/Academics/library/databases.cfm

 Web Sites

Voice of the Shuttle Web Page for Humanities Research

Literary Resources on the Net

Internet Resources in Literature
 
The Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection