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A Literature Research Guide: Literary History

Gale Literature Criticism Online

Use the search box below to find in-depth analysis of literary movements and literary history.  Examples: The Beat Generation, Brazilian Literature, Bloomsbury, American Transcendentalism.

Literary History > Online Resources

Films on Demand Streaming Video Collection

From Films for the Humanities and Sciences, the Films on Demand streaming video collection includes titles concerning individual authors and literary history.  

Finding Books & Ebooks





When searching for books or articles concerning literary history, movements or philosophies, try these search phrases:

"literary history" - Add this phrase to a search on a topic or place.  For example:

Africa literary history

"history and criticism" - Add this phrase to a search on a particular type of literature.  For example:

science fiction history and criticism


Prospector is a shared catalog of the major libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, providing access to over 30 million items.  Use the "Request It" button to request materials for delivery to Tomlinson Library (usually within 3-5 business days).

WorldCat searches holdings in 10,000 libraries worldwide.  Select the "Request This Item" link to request a particular item.

Oxford Reference Online - Literary Reference

Covers literary movements and history as well as individual authors. Reference books in this collection include the Oxford Companion to American Literature, Concise Companion to African American Literature, Companion to English Literature, Companion to the Brontes, Companion to Hardy, Companion to George Eliot, Companion to Shakespeare, Companion to 20th Century Poetry in English, and the Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland. Use the Quick Search to find material in any Literature titles.

Literary History > Featured Titles

Literary History > Journals