You may find some of these books useful. See your reading list for the required and recommended reading for your module.
Use the resources below to find commentary, criticism, summary, analysis, interpretation or review of literary works from any period or movement.
See the guides on this page for help with searching these resources.
It has been designed as the foremost platform for conducting Literary Research and incorporates Literature Online.
It contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings.
Enter your terms into the search box, e.g. romanticism AND byron.
Your results are displayed divided into content type.
For example, if you would like to locate the works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
Select Author Pages option from above the search box
Enter Geoffrey Chaucer in the search box this should give search options as shown below. Select "Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400" or select the Go Directly to option.
The Author Pages provides a short biography of the author, links to the primary texts, recent criticism, criticism over time and reference works.
For example, you are searching for texts related to war and death that were published between WW1 and WW2.
The Texts list of results page will be displayed, listing the author, the title of the work containing the selected words and the line(s) containing the words.
For example, you are looking for occurrences of the word "jealousy" Literature Online will include old spellings as well for many keyword.
You can see the variants of Jealousy highlighted below:
For example, you are searching for reference material on the works of Scott Fitzgerald.
The results list will display all relevant materials.
For example, you would like to hear Jayne Cortez reading her own works.
Or, you would like to listen to a Shakespearean Play.
Here you can listen to the full play or select the relevant act.
For example, you are interested in learning more about poet Ezra Pound and hope to locate some of his poems.
The MLA International Bibliography covers scholarship dealing with the following fields:
The most common materials listed are books, book articles and journal articles.
The MLA has developed an online course to teach students how to use the MLA International Bibliography.
There are five modules in the course. The fifth module is 'Literary topics' which provides guidance on performing searches on specific literary works and authors as well as on broad topics.
The MLA provide short tutorial videos to help you use the resource.
There are more tutorials available at https://www.mla.org/Publications/MLA-International-Bibliography/Tutorial-Videos
Oxford handbooks contain in-depth articles by experts in the field.
Browse by subject; choose Literature.
You will then see the articles and books available to you. Refine your search by entering search terms and by narrowing the date range using the left hand menu.
Use the Quick start guide if you need further help using this resource.
Gale Literature can be found within Gale Reference Complete.
From the cross search page, you can choose to search across all of the Literature resources
Or select the Literature tab to choose a particular section to visit.
See the following tabs for further information on the resources included in Gale Literature.
Modern and historical literary commentary and criticism. The collection includes:
Browse criticism collated into topic areas such as health, feminism, literary movements, censorship, folklore and many more.
Here you can find introductions to the topics, explore relevant critical essays and articles, and link through to related topics, themes, works and authors.
Biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Use the following resources to find out about authors and influential literary figures.
Biographies and bibliographies of thousands of U.S. and international authors.
Explore the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world.
Examine the lives and works of children and young adult authors and illustrators.
In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.