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					                     Modern Poetry
                      UGA Library Resources
                      http://www.libs.uga.edu



Books
GIL, the UGA Libraries’ Catalog <http://gil.uga.edu>: Lists books, journal
subscriptions, and media materials in the Main and Science libraries at UGA.

GIL, the Universal Catalog <http://giluc.usg.edu>: Shared catalog for the
University System of Georgia. Use this to request books from other libraries when we
don’t own the book or our copy is checked out.

      GIL Search Tips
      ♦ To find critical or biographical materials about an author, choose ‘Exact Search’ and
         do a ‘Subject Heading’ search for the author’s name.
      ♦ For other subjects, or to combine topics, use the ‘Keyword Search.’
         For example:
             Eliot and Waste Land
             English poetry and modernism
             American poetry and 20th century and politics
             National characteristics and Britain and 20th century
             Ireland and intellectual life and 20th century
         Also try variations using the “any of these” option:
             fifties 1950s 50s

All of the databases listed below are available through GALILEO
<http://www.galileo.usg.edu>. If you are searching from off campus, you will need the
current password which is available from your account in GIL.


Articles
      MLA International Bibliography (1926-present): Major index to literary
      criticism published in articles, book chapters, and dissertations.
             If you are working on a recent poet, or not finding enough on your
             topic, change the option from Specific Databases to Literature Databases.
             For articles without a full-text link, click on the            box to locate it
             online or in the library
             To locate book chapters, search GIL for the book title (found under Source on the
             MLA screen)

      JSTOR: Collection of full-text scholarly journals from the journal’s first issue
      through five years ago. Also try Project Muse for a smaller collection of more
      recent scholarly journals.
      LION (Literature Online): Supplements the MLA Bibliography by covering some
      journals not in MLA. Once in LION, choose ‘Criticism & Reference.’

      Periodicals Index Online (1770-1990): Index to tables of contents for older
      American, British, and European scholarly journals in the arts, humanities,
      sciences, and social sciences.
             Searches only tables of contents, so keep the search very simple (i.e., book title
             or author’s name)
             Use the Keyword search box at the top of the screen
             Be sure to limit by date if you want articles from a certain time period


Newspapers
      New York Times Historical Full Text (1851-2003)

      LexisNexis Academic (approximately 1980-today): Full text of newspapers
      from the U.S. and Britain. Coverage dates vary depending on paper.


Literary Texts
      LION (Literature Online): Searchable database of literary works. Once in LION,
      choose “Authors” to see if the database has poems by your author.


Book Reviews
      Periodicals Index Online and the newspapers are also good sources for book reviews.

      Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Humanities
          Journals, 1802-1974 (Main Ref Z1035 .A1 B640)

      Book Review Digest, 1905-present (Main Ref Z1219 .B724)


Biographies
      Literature Resource Center: Includes the Dictionary of Literary Biography,
      Contemporary Authors, and other encyclopedias with short biographies of writers.

      Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Biographical dictionary of major
      figures in British history and culture.

      American National Biography: Biographical dictionary of major figures in U.S.
      history and culture.



Need help? Ask at the Reference Desk or contact: Kristin Nielsen/knielsen@uga.edu