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Poetry Resources

Resources on Poetry

  • Granger's Index to Poetry is a fairly complete index to poetry, by title, subject and first line. Each edition covers a select span of years, so be certain to check all editions. PN1022 .C63. Soon to be available electronically.
  • PoemFinder is another primary index to English and American poetry. It is available on the Literature stand-alone in Evans Reference and may searched by keyword as well as by author and title.
  • Poetry Criticism contains excerpts from criticism of the works of the most significant and widely studied poets of world literature. A good resource for bio-bibliographical information and criticism on a poet and his work. PN1010 .P499
  • Magill Critical Survey of Poetry includes critical essays on poets and their works, including themes, plots and other critical discussion. PR 502 C85
  • Masterplots II. Poetry Series organized by author, this series offers brief critical information of major poets and their works, including major themes and constructions and pertinent biographical information. PN 1110.5 M37
  • MagillOnLiterature Plus (EBSCO)  MagillOnLiterature Plus™, produced by Salem Press, combines all the quality content of both MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors in a fully integrated and enhanced single database. This database is composed of approximately 35,000 critical analyses of individual works of literature, 6,500  biographical records, more than 1,000 images, and a glossary of 1,310 literary terms.  This database gives online access to the contents of the Magill Critical Survey series, and Masterplots.