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English & Literature Indexes and Databases

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry
Reference Stacks, PN1022 .G7

Resources at Western Michigan University

  • Literature Online (online database)
    "A fully searchable library of more the 330,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources."
  • Annual bibliography of English language and literature (print index)
    Reference Z2011 .M69
    Library has [v.1-3] (1920-1922), v.4- (1923- ) to present
    Western Michigan University, Waldo Library has current issues.
  • Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalog (on CD Rom)
    Available at Western Michigan University
    Waldo Library, 3rd floor, Rare Books Room
    "Complete bibliographic record of all the books, pamphlets, and music printed in Great Britain and its colonies (including the United States) between 1701 and 1800."
  • Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (on CD Rom)
    Available at Western Michigan University
    Waldo Library, 1st floor, Reference area
    "Established in 1983. Aims to provide increasingly complete listings of British books published in Britain, its colonies and the United States of America; all books in English wherever published, and all translations from English."

Book Reviews

Literature Indexes include Book Reviews. Try these indexes for Book Reviews:

The New York Times publishes its Book Review each Sunday.

The New York Times in Full Text

The New York Times [newspaper in print]
Newspapers, second floor
Library has: the last 30 days

The New York Times Index [in print]
Reference Storage, AI21 .N48
Library has: 1851 - 1997

The New York Review of Books (not affiliated with the New York Times)
In Print: Newspapers, second floor
Library has: last 90 days (until microfilm arrives)

Times Literary Supplement (TLS)
In Print: Newspapers, second floor
Library has: Current year


Indexes to Popular Magazines

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What journals does the Library own?

  • In paper - Check Ariadne - search on your discipline or subject area, and in Step 2, limit the location to "Periodicals"
  • Online - Check Online Journals at K - to find out what online journals the Library subscribes to

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