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Literature Resources

For research help, contact a reference librarian: 718-780-4513.

Databases and Journals:

The library provides access to thousands of journals through its subscription databases. To find an article on a specific topic, search in one of the databases. Click here for a list of literature-related databases. To find an article in a specific journal, click on the Full-Text Journals by Titles link from the library's home page and type in the name of the journal. You can either select LIU Libraries Periodical Collection to find a paper copy of the journal or select the appropriate database for an eletronic copy. The following is a select list of journals that the library owns either in print or electronically. For more information on online databases, please click here.

African American Review
American Literature
ANQ: Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews
ATQ: 19th Century American Literature and Culture
College Literature
Comparative Literature
Contemporary Literature
Critical Survey
Dickens Quarterly
Early American Literature
Early Modern Literary Studies
English Literary History (ELH)
Essays in Criticism
Faulkner Journal
Hemingway Review
Journal of Modern Literature
Legacy: Journal of American Women Writers
MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States
Modern Fiction Studies (MFS)
Modern Language Quarterly
Nineteenth Century Literature
Poets & Writers Magazine
PMLA - Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
Renaissance Quarterly
Research in African Literatures
Sewanee Review
Shakespeare Studies
Southern Literary Journal
Studies in American Fiction
Studies in English Literature 1500 - 1900 (SEL)
Studies in the Novel
Thomas Wolfe Review
Twentieth Century Literature
Victorian Studies

Web Sites:

African-American Women Writers - A database of published works written by 19th-century black women writers.

American Authors on the Web - An extensive list of links to author pages and links to general American literature sources.

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature - Find hundreds of essays on a variety of authors, literary periods and movements in this multivolume set available through Bartleby.com.

Internet Public Library's Literary Criticism Collection - Links to critical and biographical information on selected authors and their works. Search by author, literary period or title.

Literary History - a catalog of critical articles on primarily 19th and 20th century American and British literature maintained by a scholar. Full-text of articles available.

Poets and Poetry - This Academy of American Poets site provides access to thousands of classic and contemporary poems as well as biographies, essays and interviews.

Shakespeare Plays - This web site provides full access to Shakespeare plays and selected poetry.

SparkNotes - A series of study guides that cover a variety of subjects. The literature guide provides information on characters, plots and themes.

Victorian Women Writers Project - A collection of works by 19th-century British women writers.

Created by S. Remilien 10/08

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