Try searching these subject headings in the library's catalog:
When searching the catalog try combining the following terms:
Author name and "criticism" or "explication"
Poem title and "criticism" or "explication"
Critical Survey of Poetry
REF 809.1 C869 2003
MasterPlots II: Poetry Series
REF 809.1 M393
MasterPlots is a great starting place when researching literature. It gives a summary of the work, and sometimes biographical information about the author and/or critical notes on the work
REF 928 C767
Begin with the paperback Cumulative Index to find the location of your author. Check the updated series for any information that may have changed since the original series (death date, etc.)
Articles on American Literature
RRef 016.81 L479
Use this source to help you find periodical resources on works of poetry or other literature.
Magill’s Bibliography of Literary Criticism
RRef 016/801 M272
Use this source to help you find books on works. The books we have in our library have checkmarks next to them.
If the library does not have a book you need, we have services available to help you get it.