Reference books provide general background information about a topic, an author and his works. They usually indentify additional sources for further research. They are a good place to start your research.
Published annually by Modern Humanities Research Association, it includes long essays summarizing the year's scholarship in each modern language, including Francophone literature.
Gale Literary Index
Use this index to locate biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.
Literature Criticism Online
Gale's collection of otherwise hard to find articles includes the following series: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Literary Reference Center
Includes information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
Click here to access scholarly and reference e-books.