Literary Research Guide
The Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.
The Literary Research Guide describes and evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks. When possible, it is rigorously selective, admitting only works that are reasonably thorough, accurate, effectively organized, and adequately indexed or accessible (in the case of electronic resources); in many instances it has had to include works that fail to meet one or more of these criteria because they are the only available resources in their fields. [From the Introduction]