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Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies

Fifth edition • James L. Harner

Available to libraries in a searchable online format and to individuals as an affordable paperback.

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The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference.

Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.

“It’s extraordinarily easy to see and follow the literary research process the way this file has been set up—it should serve as a model for bringing a printed reference online. Animatedly, energetically, enthusiastically, and vigorously recommended for all libraries serving upper-division undergraduate students, graduate students, scholars, and other serious researchers.”
— Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

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For Individuals

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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 by Choice and as one of the Times Literary Supplement’s Books of the Year for 2008. Click here to read the TLS review.

“Full of research tips and perceptive observations on the strengths and weaknesses of various resources. Essential. All academic collections; upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers.”

“Marvellously comprehensive and reliable tool...Every scholar and every library should own this book.”
Times Literary Supplement Online

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