|English 305 Course Guide: 18th Century Poetry & Prose
A Dictionary of Literary Symbols [CREDO Reference], Cambridge University Press, 2003.
The first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than "universal" psychological archetypes, myths, or esoterica. Concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures.
Also available in print: Main Level, Reference: R 809.915 F373D 
Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature [CREDO Reference], Continuum International Publishing Group, Ltd., 2006.
A comprehensive guide to all British literature, including literature in English from the colonial and postcolonial periods.
Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000. Peter N. Stearns, ed.
Scribner Pub., 2001. Main Level, Reference: R 306.094 En19E
Cambridge Guide to Literature in English [CREDO Reference], Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.
Authoritative and international survey of world literature in English with entries on eras, theses, genres and critical terms, authors, poems, novels, literary journals and plays.
The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740. Steven N. Zwicker, ed. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 820.9004 C144C
The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry. John Sitter, ed. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 821.509 C144C
The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. John Richetti, ed. Cambridge University Press, 1996
Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 823.509 C144C
A Concise Companion to the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Cynthia Wall, ed. Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 820.9005 C748C
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism. Johns Hopkins, 2005.
Main Level, Reference: R 801.950904 J62J
This informative, reliable introduction to criticism and literary theory is for those with interest in theoretical issues but without specialized knowledge. Entries contain cross references, see also, and a bibliography with selected primary and secondary sources. Helpful indexes of Names and Topics in back of volume.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature [Oxford Reference Online]
Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Also available in print: Main Level, Reference: R 820.9 Ox2O 
Eighteenth-Century English Literary Studies: A Bibliography. Waldo Sumner Glock. Scarecrow Press, 1984.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.8209 G511E
Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century English Literature, 1660-1740: A Selected Bibliography of Resource Materials. Roger D. Lund. Modern Language Association of America, 1980.
Main Level, Reference:: R 016.82 L971R
Swift Studies, 1965-1980: An Annotated Bibliography. Richard H. Rodino Garland, 1984.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.8275 R617S
Eighteenth Century Encounters: Studies in Literature and Society in the Age of Walpole. Pat Rogers Barnes & Noble, c1985.
Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 820.9005 R632E
Humanities: Documenting Sources [Research and Documentation Online], Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Modern Language Association,
7th ed., 2009.
Main Level, Ready Reference Shelf (located behind Reference Desk) and
Reference: R 808.02 M72M [2 copies]
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|Reference Sources & Criticism
British Writers. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979-2007.
Main Level, Reference: R 820.9 B777B [8 vols, plus 12 supplements].
Also searchable in Scribner Writer's Series
Critical Survey of Poetry. Salem Press, 2002.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.1 C869C [8 vols]
This eight-volume set presents an essay on each poet included. Each essay contains essential information including: principal poetry, other literary forms, achievements, biography, analysis, and bibliography. Index to set in Volume 8.
Literature Resource Center [Thomson Gale]
Biographical, bibliographical and contextual information from the Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography databases, as well as full-text criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism Select database, as well as content from British Writers, and thirteen Scribner sources. Contains full-text journal articles from more than 250 literary journals, critical essays, and author biographies. Literature and its Times covers 300 great works of literature viewed in the context of the times in which they are set and the times at which they were written
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MLA International Bibliography [EBSCOhost]
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