Comparative Literature core

Literary Research Guide

Selective, annotated guide to reference sources in British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.


Europe's answer to Google Books. Includes videos and images too.

Cambridge Histories Online

Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Index to 450,000 poems; 250,000 full text. With commentaries; biographies; a glossary; foreign language poetry; translations; and audio recordings.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Unabridged bilingual dictionaries for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese & Arabic, with native speaker audio pronunciation.

Cambridge Companions Online

Online version of the Cambridge Companions; offers introductions to major writers, artists, topics and periods within the fields of literature, classics, philosophy, religion and culture.

Google Books

Indexes the full text of a growing number of books. For some books complete text is online; for others only a small portion. No printing or downloading.

Blackwell Reference Online

350+ titles in the humanities and social sciences, including the Blackwell companions and handbooks. Strengths are psychology, sociology, history, literature, philosophy, and religion.

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