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English & American Literature

This guide will help you locate resources for the study of English and American literature. The emphasis is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries, but some Internet sources are also included.

Annual Reviews

Sometimes the amount of scholarship on a certain author, text, or topic is so vast that you will want an efficient way to determine the "best" or most "significant" research. The Annual Reviews, listed below, and Book Review sources, left, can assist you with this task.

Annual Reviews attempt to summarize and critically evaluate, on a yearly basis, the most significant published research in a given subject area.

Book Reviews: Databases

Book reviews provide detailed critical evaluations of works and can help a researcher determine how a scholar's work has been judged by his/her peers. For more book review sources, consult the Book Reviews Guide.

Finding book reviews in Worldcat

You can often find book reviews in Worldcat.  Type the full title of the book in quotes into Worldcat.  Use the facets on the left to limit your retrieval to articles.  The result should include reviews of your book.