Here are some links to help you explore the growing number of Web sites devoted to Edgar Allen Poe and his works:
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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.
|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 Fantasy Literature||Ref PN 3435.E53 1997|
|Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century. 5 volumes.||Ref PN 771.E5 1984|
|HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature. 2nd edition.||Ref PN 41.B4 2002|
|Oxford Companion to American Literature. 6th edition.||Ref PS 21.H3 1995|
|Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature (see essay in vol. 3)||Ref PS 21.E537 2004|
|Dictionary of Literary Terms (Shaw)||Ref PN 44.5.S46 1972|
|Dictionary of Literary Terms (Cuddon)||Ref PN 41.C83 1979|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC) (see vol. 1, 16, 55, 78, 94, 97, and 117))||Ref PN 761.N5|
|Short Story Criticism (SSC) (see vol. 1, 22, 34, 35, and 54)||Ref PN 3373.S386|
|Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction (see vol. 4)||Ref PN 3448.D4.C75 1988|
|Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Second revised edition (see vol. 5).||Ref PN 3321.C7 2001|
|American Short Fiction Criticism, 1959-1977: A Checklist||Ref PS 374.S5.W43 1982|
|Reference Guide to Short Fiction (see p. 435)||Ref PN 3373.R36 1994|
|Short Fiction Criticism: A Checklist||Ref PN 3353.T5 1960|
|Poetry Criticism (PC) (see vol. 1 and 54)||Ref PN 1010.P499|
|Critical Survey of Poetry. Second revised edition (see vol. 5)||Ref PN 1021.C74 2003|
|Poetry Explication. 3rd edition.||Ref Z 2014.P7.K8 1980|
|American and British Poetry: A Guide to the Criticism, 1979-1990||Ref PS 303.A49 1996|
|Index to Criticisms of British and American Poetry||Ref PR 89.C5|
|Concordance to the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe||Ref PS 2645.W55 1989|
|The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies||Ref PN 1022.H39 1997|
|The Columbia History of American Poetry||Ref PS 303.C64 1993|
|Dictionary of Poetic Terms||Ref PN 1042.M93 2003|
|Longman Dictionary of Poetic Terms||Ref PN 1042.M94 1989|
|Master Index to Poetry. 2 volumes + supplements.||Ref PN 1022.M37 1988|
|New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics||Ref Ref 1021.N39 1993|
|The Poet's Dictionary: A Handbook of Prosody and Poetic Devices||Ref PN 44.5.P3 1989|
|Edgar Allan Poe A to Z||Ref PS 2630.S68 2001|
|The Poe Encyclopedia||Ref PS 2630.P58 1997|
|American Authors 1600-1900 (see p. 623)||Ref PS 21.K8 1938|
|American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Work of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience (see p. 241)||Ref PS 169.N35.A44 1995|
|American Writers (see vol. III)||Ref PS 129.A55|
|Biography Index (1946- )||Index shelves in Haas reference area|
|Dictionary of Literary Biography:|
Vol. 3: Antebellum Writers in New York and the South
Vol. 74: American Short-Story Writers Before 1880
Vol. 248: Antebellum Writers in the South. Second Series.
|Ref PS 21.D5|
|Notable Poets (see vol. 2)||Ref PN 1021.N68 1998|
|Research Guide to Biography and Criticism: Literature (see vol. II, p. 922)||Ref PR 85.R47 1985|
|World Poets (see vol. 2)||Ref PN 1021.W67 2000|
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