Book Review Index Online 
A comprehensive online index that contains over 5 million book review citations (full-text is not included). Reviews are cited from over 500 sources including national general interest publications, academic and professional publications, and newspapers.
Contemporary African American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook 
A bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook of present day African American novelists.
Contemporary American Ethnic Poets: Lives, Works, Sources
Lists 75 famous and unfamiliar American ethnic poets. Each entry includes a biography, themes and concerns of the poet, and lists of their publications and awards.
Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-Z Guide
Reference guide to the lives of 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. Each entry includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
Encyclopedia of African-American Women Writers
Surveys the world of African American women writers, with entries on more than 150 novelists, poets, playwrights, short fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential scholars. Each entry provides a biography, a discussion of major works, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and bibliography.
Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature
Includes entries on roughly 70 women writers whose works have challenged traditional gender roles, explored female oppression, or critiqued patriarchal social structures. In addition to providing biographical information, the entries include interpretative summaries of major works.
Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater
Traces the history of Latin American theater from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Sections cover individual Latin American countries and entries for playwrights, independent theaters, and cultural movements.
Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism 
Quick reference of key authors, works, movements, theories, places, and events associated with literary modernism.
Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare Volume 1: Overviews and History Plays
The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students aims to demystify Shakespeare so that students and general readers can better understand what his works mean, how they came to be, how they make meaning, and how critics and directors have interpreted them over the centuries.
Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare Volume 2: The Comedies
Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare Volume 3: The Tragedies
Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare Volume 4: The Romances and Poetry
Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature
Overviews African American literature from its origins in the colonial period through the present day. Entries are on African American writers, the genres and the geographical and cultural environments within which they have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry Volume 1: A-C
This encyclopedia extends from the earliest appearance of poetry in what was to become the United States (and to some extent the Americas at large) to poetry at the beginning of the twenty-first century.


Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry Volume 2: D-G
Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry Volume 3: H-L
Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry Volume 4: M-R
Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry Volume 5: S-Z
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales Volumes 1-3
Gives students and general readers a broad, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Entries cover themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and a range of other topics.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature
An introduction to the diverse range of ethnic American writing. Most of the entries are biographical, and others cover genres, ethnic stereotypes, seminal works, significant places, major historical events, key pieces of legislation, and various other topics that are part of the context of multiethnic America literature.
Literature Criticism Online 
Collection of all of Gale's Literary Criticism resources, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, several historical literary criticisms, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children's Literature Review.
Literature Resource Center 
A bio-bibliographical guide to writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.
MagillOnLiterature Plus 
Contains critical essays, brief plot summaries, extended character profiles, and detailed setting discussions covering works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers. Also includes thousands of biographical records for authors.
Multicultural Writers since 1945: An A-to-Z Guide
This reference discusses the experiences of writers active since 1945 who were shaped by cultures other than their own.
NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles from its database of over 135,000 works. It contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated quarterly.
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
Surveys American literature from the 1600s to the present day. Includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes.
Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
Covers the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, including literature in Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin. It includes accounts of individual authors and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions that have impacted the writing or the reading of literature.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature
Documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric
Brings together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion. Emphasizes public speaking, performance, and communication.
Margaret Atwood: A Critical Companion
This book offers readers a concise introduction to Atwood's published novels and the central themes motivating her writing.
The New Ayn Rand Companion, Revised and Expanded Edition
Introduces readers to the writings—fiction and nonfiction—of Ayn Rand (1905–1982).
Poetry Tool 
Online archive of full text poetry with a robust search engine. Also includes numerous articles, podcasts, and audio on poets and poetry.
Supernatural Literature of the World
This encyclopedia provides thorough coverage of literature on the supernatural.
Thematic Guide to British Poetry
This thematic guide offers interpretations of 415 poems, representing the work of over 110 poets spanning seven centuries of British poetry.
Times Literary Supplement Centenary Archive
Contains an index to the Times Literary Supplement covering the years 1902-1990 with links to facsimile copies of the articles.
Writers Directory 
Contains up-to-date bibliographical, biographical, and contact information for nearly 20,000 living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information, and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available.