Thomas Library

Selected Resources for English 180: Literature & the Natural World

Spring Semester 2004

Books | Periodicals | Web Sites


LC Call Number Classes | Library Catalogs | Reference Books | Top

Library of Congress Classifications (a selected list)

PN    General literature 
PR    English literature
PS    American literature

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog
In North America For ILL WorldCat

Reference Books

The Book of Literary Terms. Ref. PN44.5 .T87 1999.
Turco, Lewis. The book of literary terms : the genres of fiction, drama, nonfiction, literary criticism, and scholarship. Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, c1999.
A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory. Ref. PN41 .C83 1998.
Cuddon, J. A. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory. 4th ed. Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1998.
A glossary of literary terms. Ref. PN41 .A184 1993.
Abrams, M. H. A glossary of literary terms. 6th ed. Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, c1993.
A handbook to literature. Ref. PN41 .H6 1992.
Holman, C. Hugh. A handbook to literature. 6th ed. New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, c1992.
Literary terms : a practical glossary. CRC PN44.5 M57 1999.
Moon, Brian. Literary terms : a practical glossary. Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, c1999.


Scholarly v. Popular Articles/Periodicals

Indexes to periodicals for English Literature Research

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature(ABELL) Indexes monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays and doctoral dissertations about English language and literature published anywhere in the world from 1920-1997.
MLA Bibliography
(1963- ) (Remote Access)
Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over journals and series published worldwide.

Other useful indexes and databases

Wilson Indexes
Covers academic journals in Humanities, Sciences and Social Science indexes. Because it is part of our online catalog, the article records will tell you if we own the journal in which the article appears. (Telnet access: Connect to EZRA, login as "library" and select option "D")
Contemporary Women's Issues This is largely a social-science databases, but covers some literature, especially as it relates to society. Includes some fulltext.
Academic Search Complete Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:
EZRA, the library catalog: Web EZRA | Telnet to Ezra
See our online list of Journals the Library Has
Periodicals Holdings List (PHiL) (blue folders on index tables in Reference, and also on tables on first floor)
At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK)

Web Resources

Evaluating Web Sites

Useful Literary Web Sites

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Bibliographies
Online Literary Criticism Collection (Internet Public Library)
The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection over 2500 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. Includes a Guide to finding other online criticism.
Literary Resources on the Web
A searchable and comprehensive guide to author information with some critical works included.

Compiled by Ken Irwin,