Where to start

Looking for Scholarly Articles? Try the MLA International Bibliography

Need a pre-1800 American text? Search Early American Imprints

Not sure what "narratology" means? Check the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism

Can't figure out the origin of the word "boondock?" Look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary

Want basic biographical information on a particular writer? Use the Literature Resource Center

Like to hear Philip Levine read Theodore Roethke? Listen to audio poems in Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Who is the copyright contact for poet Natasha Trethewey? The WATCH database has the answer.

American Literature: A Guide to Resources

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This research guide includes titles held by the Reference collections of Olin and Uris Libraries, as well as reference materials accessible online. Some titles listed may also be available in the general stacks. Since it focuses primarily on reference materials, it is necessarily selective. Searching the Library Catalog and Databases will identify or provide access to far more resources than can be listed here.

Land Acknowledgment

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.