Designed to serve the basic needs of literary researchers of all degrees of sophistication, this book updates and expands on the author's previous work by the same title. Focusing on the most important and useful resources for modern researchers and students of English literature, Bracken identifies and describes a substantial portion of the currently available reference sources in British and American literature-dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, periodicals, and so forth-with more than 1,500 resources on individual writers. Descriptive annotations offer thorough and detailed assessments of the works, noting specific features and often comparing them to similar titles. Numerous cross-references are given. A valuable research tool for students and scholars, this text will also be useful to bibliographic instructors and collection development specialists.
JAMES K. BRACKEN is Professor, University Libraries, and Adjunct Professor, English Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus.
?Annotations are extensive and are generally more descriptive than evaluative. Within an annotation of one reference work, useful citations to other significant sources of the same type are frequently provided.?-Insights