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American Literature: Literary Reference Collection

Reference Collection

The library has an extensive collection of criticism reference books in the reference area on the first floor. Many are from Thomson Gale Publishing and you can search these using their online index at http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex.

When you search the Gale Literary Index for a work, you will get a list of Gale series (including volume and issue numbers) that contain information on that work.

The library has the Gale series listed at right.

NOTE: The critical articles in these books are often excerpts, meaning they are incomplete. The book will provide a citation, though. Use the citation to find the complete, original article.

Gale Series for Biography

Gale Series for Criticism