John's Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online)
Oxford Reference Online
Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms (DBW reference NO LOAN PN44.5.B442012)
Encyclopedia of Beat Literature (DBW reference NO LOAN PS228.B6E53 2007)
Encyclopedia of Literary Modernism (DBW reference NO LOAN PN56.M54E53 2003)
Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature (DBW reference NO LOAN PR19.E53 2011)
Key Concepts in Literary Theory (DBW reference NO LOAN PN44.5.W643 2006)
Literary Terms and Criticism (DBW reference NO LOAN PN44.5.P38 2002)
MaGill's Survey of American Literature (DBW reference NO LOAN PS21.M34 2007)
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