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Finding the Poem

Library Catalog
To find a particular poem in the catalog, do an Author search to see if the library has a collection of poems by that author.
• Granger’s Index to Poetry (R PN 1022 .G7 1994)
This online database offers searches in over 8,000 sources by author, title, first and last lines, and subjects. The poetry is international and ranges from antiquity to the modern period.

Sources of Criticism

An individual poem may not be a subject of an entire book or article. In these cases, it would be better to search for a criticism of the poet’s work in general.


Library Catalog
To find books with criticism on a particular poem in this library, search the catalog using a Words or Phrase or Subject search. Terms to put in the search boxes include: the poets name and criticism. To find bibliographies on the poet, use his name and bibliography as your search terms.
• Poetry for Students (R PN 1101 .P64 1998)
• Critical Survey of Poetry: English Language Series (R PN 1111 .C7)
• Critical Survey of Poetry: Foreign Language Series (R PN 1111 .C72)
• Essay and General Literature Index (R AI .E752)

In addition to these, other reference and research materials are available by time period, nationality, and topic (e.g., Shakespeare, Milton, Restoration, Modern, Romantic, etc.). Check the library catalog for more books and bibliographies.

Online Resources

Online resources include online journals, websites, periodical indexes and databases (which may contain full-text articles) and electronic books (listed in the library catalog). The online resources may be accessed through the UAH Library Homepage. Click on the
Online Databases link to search the contents of journals or click on the Journals link to find specific journal titles.

MLA International Bibliography
Literature Resource Center
Oxford University Press Journals
Project Muse
Academic Search Premier
Expanded Academic Index
Web of Science (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index)

Super Search

With Super Search the user can search multiple databases with one search. An example of a multiple search is Google, but unlike Google, searching with Super Search results in only academic results.


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