American Writers Collection
Biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers
Critical and biographical analysis of writers of British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th-century-present.
Something About the Author *
Provides comprehensive online access to all volumes of Gale's award-wining reference set, Something About the Author (the main series), and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.
Book Review Digest Plus
More than 1.3 million reviews on more than 550,000 books. Updated daily with retrospective coverage back to 1983.
Essay/Research Paper Resources
Academic Search Premier
The world's largest scholarly, multidiscipline, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. Over 500 journals are related to literature.
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Can be read in its entirety or by section, which includes a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Use this link to have Google Scholar recognize you as a George Fox user, and link you to our full text subscriptions. Google Scholar indexes a broad array of scholarly literature.
Comprehensive news, business, and legal information, entirely full-text.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Covers current hot social issues, such as Terrorism, Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research and Gun Control. Provides pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more.
America: History and Life
Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Cambridge Journals Online
Cambridge is a full text database which includes prominent journals about language, linguistics, and Victorian as well as other areas of literature.
Communication and Mass Media Complete
CMMC contains full text journals in the subject areas of journalism, rhetoric, linguistics, and literature. In addition, the database contains over 3,000 author profiles of scholars whose articles are included within the database.
International Medieval Bibliography
Multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East in the Middle Ages, 300-1500.
A full-text archival database providing access to 88 journals in the fields of the language, literature, and folklore.
Literature Criticism Online
Includes the Gale print sets of Nineteenth-Century, Twentieth-Century, and Contemporary Criticism from 1971-2011 as well as the print set of Something about the Author from 1970-current. This is an extensive collection of scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.
Primary texts of over 350,000 literary works, with a number of key criticism and reference resources.
This database indexes literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from 4,400 journals and series worldwide.
Oxford Reference Online
Online collection of Oxford Reference resources including dictionaries and companions to many literary subjects.
* electronic resource
- World Literature - Histories
- World Literature - Current
- Topical Encyclopedias
- Gender Theory
- Children's Literature
* - electronic resource
Literary site with access to reference sources like Bartlett’s Quotations and older classics in fiction, non-fiction and verse.
Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism
Links to critical and biographical sites for various authors and their works
Literary Resources on the Net
Maintained by Rutgers’, Jack Lynch, this is a collection of scholarly resources in English and American literature useful to academics.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
An annotated guide to Shakespeare resources on the Internet maintained by Terry Gray at Palomar Community College
Electronic copies of many literary works and some sheet music in the public domain
Representative Poetry Online Project
From the University of Toronto, good poetry resources and an especially strong glossary of poetic terms
Voice of the Shuttle
Excellent gateway for scholarly English Literature resources maintained by Alan Liu, Professor of English University of California at Santa Barbara along with his development team
Writing and Research
OWL – Online Writing Lab
Sponsored by Purdue University - online reference for scholarly writing
Literature Review Tutorials
Getting started on your literature review (The U. of New South Wales)
Conducting a literature review in education and the behavioral sciences (Adelphi University)
List of Literature Review Resources
Writing the literature review (Empire State College)
Elements of style (web resource)
C. S. Lewis Web Resources
C. S. Lewis Foundation
This is the website of the organization that is restoring the C. S. Lewis home ("The Kilns") in Oxford. It includes a concise timeline of Lewis' life and a thorough list of books by and about Lewis.
The C. S. Lewis Reviews
This site is maintained by a respected Lewis scholar at Bowling Green State University. Good, reliable information not only on Lewis, but also on the other Inklings, especially J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams.
Into the Wardrobe
This site is maintained by an amateur Lewis afficianado who lives in Seattle, Washington. It contains lots of interesting features. Check out the audio clips of Lewis reading from The Four Loves and the Photograph album. There are links to reviews of Shadowlands and other scholarly articles about Lewis.
This site is devoted exclusively to Lewis' great fantasy work, The Chronicles of Narnia. It includes detailed maps of Narnia as well as illustrations and descriptions of all the characters (humans, talking beasts, and mythological).
Academy of American Poets
An organization dedicated to the support of poets at all stages of their careers
American Comparative Literature Association
A scholarly organization created to support cross-cultural literature and its study
American Folklore Society
Association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world
American Humor Studies Association
The association goal is to foster and to promote study, criticism, and research in American humor
American Literature Association
An association created to support scholars in their study of individual authors
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Dedicated to supporting the professional development and skills of teachers of technical writing
Children’s Literature Association
The association is to encourage high standards of criticism, scholarship, research, and teaching in children's literature
Modern Language Association
MLA is dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature.
National Council of Teachers of English
Dedicating to the advancement of teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels.
By subject search
Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in Primo. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian.
- Authors and Publishers
- Black Authors
- Book Reviews
- Children’s Literature
- Christian Literature
- Classical Literature
- Creative Writing
- English Language – Rhetoric
- Epic Literature
- Literature - Comparative
- Religion and Literature
- Style, Literary
- Technical Writing
By call number
Browse for library books by subject using the call number ranges below. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.
|PA||Classical Languages and Literature – Greek, Latin|
Modern European Languages, Celtic Languages and Literature – Irish, Gaelic, Scottis Gaelic, Manyx, Pict, Brythonic Group
|PC||Romance Languages – Romanian, Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese|
|PD||Old Germanic Dialects: Gothic, Vandal, Burgundian, Langobardian – Scandinavian & North Germanic|
|PE||English Language – Composition & Grammar|
|PF||West Germanic Languages & Literature – Dutch, Flemis, Friesian Language & Literature, German|
|PG||Slavic, Baltic, Albanian Languages and Literature|
|PH||Dinno-Ugrian, Basque Languages and Literature – Finnish, Estonian, Lapp, Mari, Ugrian, Hungarian, Basque|
|PJ||Oriental Languages and Literature: General Works – Egyptian, Libyan, Berber, Cushitic, Assyrian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Ethiopian|
|PK||Indo-Iranian Languages & Literature – Armenian, Georgian|
|PL||Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania Languages & Literature – Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Oceanic, Afrikaner|
|PM||Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial Languages – American Indian, Artificial Languages|
|PN||Literary History and Collections – Literary criticism, drama, journalism, quotations, poetry, humor, essays, film|
|PN 4699 -PN 5650||Journalism|
|PQ||Romance Literature – French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese|
|PR 1-56||Eng. Lit. History & Criticism|
|PR 57-78||Eng. Lit. Criticism|
|PR 111-116||Eng. Lit. Women Authors|
|PR 125-138||Eng. Lit. Relations to Other Countries|
|PR 171-236||Eng. Lit. Anglo-Saxon Through 1066|
|PR 251-369||Eng. Lit. Medieval. Middle English 1066-1500|
|PR 401-488||Eng. Lit. Modern|
|PR 421-429||Eng. Lit. Elizabethan era 1550-1640|
|PR 431-439||Eng. Lit. 17th Century|
|PR 441-449||Eng. Lit. 18th Century|
|PR 451-469||Eng. Lit. 19th Century|
|PR 471-479||Eng. Lit. 20th Century|
|PR 481-488||Eng. Lit. 21st Century|
|PR 500-614||Eng. Lit. Poetry|
|PR 621-744||Eng. Lit. Drama|
|PR 750-890||Eng. Lit. Prose|
|PR 821-890||Eng. Lit. Prose Fiction. The Novel|
|PR 901-907||Eng. Lit. Oratory|
|PR 908-928||Eng. Lit. Diaries, Letters, Essays|
|PR 931-938||Eng. Lit. Wit & Humor|
|PR 951-981||Eng. Lit. Folk Literature|
|PR 1098-1369||Eng. Lit. Collections of English Literature|
|PR 1490-1799||Eng. Lit. Anglo-Saxon Literature|
|PR 1803-2165||Eng. Lit. Anglo-Norman Period Early English, Middle English|
|PR 2199-3195||Eng. Lit. English Renaissance 1500-1640|
|PR 3291-3785||Eng. Lit. 17th & 18th Centuries 1640-1770|
|PR 3991-5990||Eng. Lit. 19th Century|
|PR 6000-6049||Eng. Lit. 1900-1960|
|PR 6050-6076||Eng. Lit. 1961-2000|
|PR 6100-6126||Eng. Lit. 2001-|
|PR 8309-9680||Eng. Lit. Provincial: Provincial, Local, etc.|
|PS 126-138||Amer. Lit. Biography, Memoirs, Letters, etc.|
|PS 147-152||Amer. Lit. Women Authors|
|PS 163-173||Amer. Lit. Treatment of Special Subjects, Classes|
|PS 185-195||Amer. Lit. 17-18th Centuries|
|PS 201-217||Amer. Lit. 19th Century|
|PS 221-228||Amer. Lit. 20th Century|
|PS 229-231||Amer. Lit. 21st Century|
|PS 241-286||Amer. Lit. Special Regions, States etc.|
|PS 241-255||Amer. Lit. North|
|PS 261-267||Amer. Lit. South|
|PS 271-285||Amer. Lit. West & Central|
|PS 301-326||Amer. Lit. Poetry|
|PS 330-353||Amer. Lit. Drama|
|PS 360-380||Amer. Lit. Prose|
|PS 400-408||Amer. Lit. Oratory|
|PS 409||Amer. Lit. Diaries|
|PS 410-419||Amer. Lit. Letters|
|PS 420-429||Amer. Lit. Essays|
|PS 430-439||Amer. Lit. Wit & Humor, Satire|
|PS 451-478||Amer. Lit. Folk Literature|
|PS 501-689||Amer. Lit. Collections of American Literature|
|PS 700-3576||Amer. Lit. Individual Authors|
|PS 700-893||Amer. Lit. Colonial Period, 17th & 18th Centuries|
|PS 991-3390||Amer. Lit. 19th Century|
|PS 3500-3549||Amer. Lit. 1900-1960|
|PS 3550-3576||Amer. Lit. 1961-2000|
|PS 3600-3626||Amer. Lit. 2001 -|
Germanic Literature – German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Scandinavian Literature - Old Norse, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish