This page is a list of links to various library and electronic resources that are available to Graduate Students in the Department of English.
Harvard Libraries English Page
Literary Research Guide (Harner)
Updates to the 2002 edition; users can sign up for e-mail notification.
General Indexes of Use in Graduate Study
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Index to major biographical reference works
E-Resources (at Harvard, PIN required)
Indexes to Criticism and Primary Sources
International Medieval Bibliography Indexes articles in literature, history, religion, and philosophy journals on medieval topics, 1967-present. Networked CD-ROM available at research workstations in Widener and Lamont.
Literary Index Provides indexing for the major criticism sets including Contemporary Literature Criticism (series cover time periods from classical to twentieth century) and the biographical series Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Criticism. Available at http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex
Some Web Starting Points
Includes full-text reference (such as Roget's, Columbia Encyclopedia) and texts (verse, fiction, and non-fiction)
Norton Topics Online
Web resources supporting The Norton Anthology of English Literature
Citation Management Sources
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
The MLA site has a list of frequently-asked questions about citation style and online updates of the print Handbook.
Laura Farwell Blake
Interim Head of Research Services
Research Librarian and Liaison to the Department of English
Research Services/Widener Library
Cambridge, MA 02138