Here are some links to help you explore the growing number of Web sites devoted to literary fiction:
For tips on citation format, please see Diana Hacker's Humanities: Documenting Sources (bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e) or MLA Style courtesy of the OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01).
Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number in the reference stacks on the first floor of the Ruth Haas Library. They may not be checked out, but photocopiers are available for student use on the first and third floors of the Haas Library.
|The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Third edition.||Ref PR 85.C29 2006|
|Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature||Ref PR 149.B5.D53 1992|
|Dictionary of the History of Ideas. 5 volumes.||Ref CB 5.D52 1974|
|Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature||Ref PR 153.I52.E53 2007|
|Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature||Ref PR 153.A84.O37 2007|
|Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century. 4 volumes.||Ref PN 771.E5 1999|
|Feminist Companion to Literature in English||Ref PR 111.B57 1990|
|The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature. 5 volumes.||Ref PS 153.N5.G73 2005|
|HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature. 2nd edition.||Ref PN 41.B4 2002|
|Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference||Ref PR 153.H56.K36 2003|
|The Oxford Companion to African American Literature||Ref PS 153.N5.O96 1997|
|The Oxford Companion to American Literature. Sixth edition.||Ref PS 21.H3 1995|
|The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Sixth edition.||Ref PR 19.O94 2006|
|The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. 4 volumes.||Ref PS 21.E537 2004|
|The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. 5 volumes.||Ref PR 19.O95 2006|
|The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland||Ref PR 109.E18 1992|
|Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Second revised edition. 7 volumes.||Ref PN 3321.C7 2001|
|Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Fourth edition. 10 volumes.||Ref PN 3451.C75 2010|
|Short Story Criticism (SSC) (use indexes at end of most recent volume)||Ref PN 3373.S386|
|Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) (writers now living or who died after 1959)||Ref PN 771.C59|
|Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) (writers who died 1900-1959)||Ref PN 771.G27|
|Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC) (writers who died 1800-1899)||Ref PN 761.N5|
|Black Literature Criticism (BLC) (use author index at end of last volume)||Ref PS 153.N5.B556|
|Hispanic Literature Criticism (HLC) (use index at end of last volume)||Ref PQ 7081.A1.H573 1994|
|Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms||Ref PN 44.5.Q56 1999|
|Dictionary of Literary Terms (Shaw)||Ref PN 44.5.S46 1972|
|Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 43.D48 1988|
|Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms. Revised and enlarged edition.||Ref PN 41.D4794 1987|
|Glossary of Literary Terms. 5th edition.||Ref PN 41.A184 1988|
|Literary Terms: A Dictionary. Revised edition.||Ref PN 44.5.B334 1975|
|Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Cuddon/Preston)||Ref PN 41.C83 1999|
|Allusions: Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary||Ref PN 43.A4 1982|
|Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 15th edition.||Ref PN 43.B65 1995|
|Common Knowledge: A Reader's Guide to Literary Allusions||Ref PN 43.G68 1987|
|Dictionary of Biblical Allusions in English Literature||Ref PR 145.F8 1965|
|Dictionary of Literary Symbols||Ref PN 56.S9.F47 1999|
|Dictionary of Symbols and Imagery||Ref BL 600.V74 1976|
|Facts on File Dictionary of Classical, Biblical, and Literary Allusions||Ref PN 43.L37 1987|
|Metaphors Dictionary||Ref PE 1689.M47 1995|
|Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary||Ref CB 475.O38 1986|
|Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors||Ref PE 1689.W56 1993|
|Women's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects||Ref CB 475.W35 1988|
|A-Z Guide to Modern Literary and Cultural Theorists||Ref PN 74.A2 1995|
|Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory||Ref PN 41.H36 1992|
|Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms. Revised and enlarged edition.||Ref PN 41.D4794 1987|
|Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory: Approaches, Scholars, Terms||Ref PN 81.E43 1993|
|Enyclopedia of Literature and Criticism||Ref PN 81.E53 1991|
|Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory||Ref PN 44.5.H37 1992|
|Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Second edition.||Ref PN 81.J554 2005|
|Dictionary of Literary Biography (use author index at end of most recent volume)||Ref PS 21.D5|
|American Authors 1600-1900||Ref PS 21.K8 1938|
|American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Work of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience||Ref PS 169.N35.A44 1995|
|American Writers. 4 volumes + 4 supplements.||Ref PS 129.A55|
|American Writers Before 1800: A Biographical and Critical Dictionary. 3 volumes.||Ref PS 185.A4 1983|
|African American Writers||Ref PS 153.N5.A344 1990|
|African-American Writers: A Dictionary||Ref PS 153.N5.A3444 2000|
|Asian American Short Story Writers: An A-to-Z Guide||Ref PS 153.A84.A828 2003|
|Contemporary Black Biography. 6 volumes.||Ref E 185.96.C66 1992|
|American Women Writers. Second edition. 4 volumes.||Ref PS 149.A42 2000|
|Modern American Women Writers||Ref PS 151.M54 1990|
|British Writers. 8 volumes.||Ref PR 85.B688 1984|
|British Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide||Ref PR 111.B75 1989|
|Oxford Guide to British Women Writers||Ref PR 111.S48 1993|
|European Writers (use index in volume 14)||Ref PN 501.E9 1983|
|Latin American Writers. 3 volumes.||Ref PQ 7081.A1.L37 1989|
|Latino and Latina Writers. 2 volumes.||Ref PR PS 153.H56.L39 2004|
|A Companion to William Faulkner Studies||Ref PS 3511.A86.Z758 2004|
|Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe||Ref PS 2630.S68 2007|
|Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor||Ref PS 3565.C57.Z735 2008|
|Critical Companion to John Steinbeck||Ref PS 3537.T3234.Z86623 2005|
|Edgar Allan Poe A to Z||Ref PS 2630.S68 2001|
|Edith Wharton A to Z||Ref PS 3545.H16.Z459 1988|
|Encyclopedia of the Harlem Literary Renaissance||Ref PS 153.N5.B675 2006|
|Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance||Ref PS 153.N5.A24 2003|
|Ernest Hemingway A to Z||Ref PS 3515.E37.Z7484 1999|
|Flannery O'Connor: An Annotated Reference Guide to Criticism||Ref PS 3565.C57.Z857 2002|
|A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia||Ref PT 2621.A26.Z7173 2005|
|F. Scott Fitzgerald A to Z||Ref PS 3511.I9.Z873 1998|
|Herman Melville A to Z||Ref PS 2386.A24 2001|
|James Joyce A To Z||Ref PR 6019.O9.Z533376 1995|
|James Joyce: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work||Ref PR 6019.O9.Z533376 2006|
|The Kate Chopin Companion||Ref PS 1294.C63.B6 1988|
|Mark Twain A To Z||Ref PS 1331.R37 1995|
|The Mark Twain Encyclopedia||Ref PS 1330.M37 1993|
|The Oxford Companion to Mark Twain||PS 1331.O97 2003|
|The Oxford Reader's Companion to Conrad||Ref PR 6005.O4.Z459 2000|
|The Poe Encyclopedia||Ref PS 2630.P58 1997|
|Reader's Guide to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway||Ref PS 3515.E37.Z864 1989|
|The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia||Ref PS 3563.O8749.Z913 2003|
|Virginia Woolf A to Z||Ref PR 6045.O72.Z729 1995|
|William Faulkner A to Z||Ref PS 3511.A86.Z459 2002|
|A William Faulkner Encyclopedia||Ref PS 3511.A86.Z459 1999|
|The World of Toni Morrison||Ref PS 3563.O8749.Z844 2003|
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