The Library's Oxford Reference provides database access to valuable reference works on American, British, and other literatures.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica provides information to support your understanding and interpretation of literary texts. Look up allusions to historical and social events or other literary texts in this reference work.
The Dictionary of Literary Biographyprovides authoritative information while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Signed essays written by scholars provide essential context for understanding the careers and writings of more than 12,000 authors from all time periods and from all parts of the world.
The Dictionary of Literary Biographyis located in Circulating Reference and has the call number PN451 .D57.
Use the Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms to look up terms to enhance your reading and writing of literary criticism.