Literary Research and the British Romantic Era discusses resources for both primary and secondary research, including general literary research guides; union library catalogs; print and online bibliographies; manuscripts and archives; microfilm and digitization projects; eighteenth and nineteenth century journals and newspapers; contemporary reviews; and electronic texts, journals, and Web resources. Each chapter addresses the best methods to extract relevant information from the research tools employed, enabling scholars to find relevant materials. The strengths and weakness of core and specialized electronic and print research tools and standard search techniques are also examined.
Peggy Keeran is an associate professor and the arts and humanities reference librarian at the University of Denver Penrose Library. Jennifer Bowers is an assistant professor and a reference instruction librarian at the University of Denver Penrose Library. The authors are coeditors of the Scarecrow Press series, Literary Research: Strategies and Sources.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Basics of Online Searching Chapter 4 2. General Literary Reference Resources Chapter 5 3. Library Catalogs Chapter 6 4. Print and Electronic Bibliographies, Indexes, and Annual Reviews Chapter 7 5. Romantic Literature: Scholarly Journals Chapter 8 6. Contemporary Reviews Chapter 9 7. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Journals and Newspapers Chapter 10 8. Microform and Digital Collections Chapter 11 9. Manuscripts and Archives Chapter 12 10. Web Resources Chapter 13 11. Researching a Thorny Problem Part 14 Appendix: Resources in Related Disciplines Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Index Part 17 About the Authors