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PATHFINDERS   top
Methuen High School Media Center--Methuen, MA 
Pathfinders are pages that offer students selected resources in a variety of media on a 
topic they are researching. They provide a head start for students as they begin their 
research project.

BRITISH LITERATURE & POETRY

To find books in the MHS Media Center, open Destiny (the online catalog) located on the MHS Media Center Website.  Type in the literary person's name (last name, first name) whose work(s) your are researching.  Try  a key word search using the literary work's title that you are researching, this will bring up critical analysis on the work. 

Some subject headings you can search for are:

Poets, English
English poetry
English Literature

Using the above subject headings and selecting the browse button will bring up more specific topics under these broader subject terms.
 

Some titles we have are:

REF
808.1
POE
Poetry for Students. (39 vol.) NY: Gale, 1998-2012.
Under Subjects: click on Literature and select Poetry for Students.
(available as e-Books through our online catalog and Gale Virtual Ref. Library)
 
REF
808.1
POE
 Poets : American and British. (3 vol.)  NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
REF
808.82
DRA
Drama for Students. (29 vols.) Detroit: Gale, 1998-2008.
(available as e-Books through our online catalog and Gale Virtual Ref. Library)
REF
808.83
NOV
Novels for Students. (37 vols.) NYI: Gale, 1997-201.
Under Subjects: click on Literature and select Novels for Students.
(available as e-Books through our online catalog and Gale Virtual Ref. Library)
REF
809
MAG
Magill's Survey of World Literature. (6 vol.) NY: Marshall Cavendish, 1993.
REF
809.1
CRI 

 
Critical Survey of Poetry. (8 vol.) Pasadena, CA: Salem, 2003.
REF
809.1
EPI
Epics for Students. (2 vol.) Detroit, MI: Gale, 2001.
REF
809.1
NOT
Notable Poets. (3 vol.) Pasadena, CA: Salem, 1998
REF
809.3
CRI
Critical Survey of Long Fiction. (8 vols.) Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, 2000.
REF
809.3

SHO
Short Stories for Students. (36 vols.) NY: Gale, 1997-2012.
(available as e-Books through our online catalog and Gale Virtual Ref. Library)
REF
809.91
LIT
Literary Movements for Students. (2 vol.) Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2002.
Under Subjects: click on Literature and select Literary Movements for Students.
(available as e-Books through our online catalog and Gale Virtual Ref. Library)
REF
809.933
LIT
 
Literature and Its Times. (5vol. + suppls.) Detroit: Gale, 1997- .
Make sure when searching, you select the button for literature in it timesbutton.
This ensures you are searching both the main and supplement vols.

(available as e-Books through our online catalog and Gale Virtual Ref. Library)
REF
820.9
BLO
The New Moulton's Library of Literary Criticism. (11 vols.)  NY: Chelsea House, 1985.
REF
820.9
BRI
British Writers. (7 vol.+ suppls.) NY: Scribner, 1979- .
REF
820.9
BRI
British Writers Classics. (2 vol.) NY: Gale, 2004.
REF
820.9
CON
Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography. (8 vol.) Detroit: Gale, 1992.
REF
820.9
ENC
Encyclopedia of British Writers, 19th Century, 20th Century. (2 vol.) New York : Facts on File, 2003.
REF
820.9
MOD
Modern British Literature. (5 vols.) NY: Frederick Ungar, 1981.
REF
820.9
NOT
Notable British Novelists. (3 vols.) Pasadena, CA: Salem, 2001.
REF
821.08
HEA
 Major British Poets of the Romantic Period. Detroit, MI: Macmillan, 1973
REF
920
GRE
Great World Writers: Twentieth Century. (13 vols.) NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2002.


SELECTED WEB SITES

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
Browse for criticism by author's last name, or browse works by title, or browse by literary period under British Literature.

Academy of American Poets
http:www.poets.org
Find a poem or a biography of more than 500 poets.  Also included in this site are essays, interviews, audio clips and more.

Poetry Foundation
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poetrytool.html
Contains thousands of poems by category, occasion, holidays, first lines. Website features include articles, news, audio & podcasts to name a few.

Modern British Poetry
http://bartleby.com/103/

Find biographies, poems, quotations.

Representative Poetry Online
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/
From the University of Toronto, this is a searchable database of poems and information about poets. It includes "3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today."

Multnomah County Library Homework Center
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/lithc.html
Excellent site for information on literature and authors; arrangement is by subject categories

Literary History
http://www.literaryhistory.com
Literary History is an index to full-text internet published articles covering more than 250 major American and
British Writers.

Shmoop
http://www.shmoop.com/literature/
"An educational website for high school and college students, created by Ph.D. and Masters students from Stanford and Berkeley."
Contains information on Literature, Poetry and U.S.History.

Introduction to First World War Poetry

Poets of the Great War
http://net.lib.byu.edu/english/WWI/poets/poets.html  
     (Brigham Young University)

Lost Poets of the Great War
http://www.english.emory.edu/LostPoets/
      (Emory University)

Literary History -- 20th Century Poetry -- Poets of WWI
http://www.literaryhistory.com/20thC/20CAmericanandBritish.htm#WWI
"a web guide to the poetry of World War I from literaryhistory.com" (check literaryhistory.com website for more info on WW I poets).

The Wilfred Owen Asssociation
http://www.wilfredowen.org.uk/home/

A virtual tour of Owen's life, with photographs and maps, and analysis of several poems.

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
An online "repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research," for major war poets of the period.

VICTORIAN SITES:

The Victorian Web
http://www.victorianweb.org

BBC Victorian Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/

History in Focus: The Victorian Era
http://www.history.ac.uk/ihr/Focus/Victorians/index.html

ONLINE DATABASES

InfoTrac® PowerSearch
A Gale product, containing individual databases. Some cover multiple subjects, some are subject specific, ie. biography, history, literature, etc. Each database contains magazine, journal and newspaper articles, reference sources, videos, podcasts, primary sources, picutres.

literature resources from gale 2Literature Resources from Gale (part of the InfoTrac® PowerSearch databases).
Combines information from LitFinder and Literature Resource Center--LRC and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres.

Find-up-to date biographical information, overviews, full-text of literary works, literature criticism, journal articles and reviews from all time periods and from aroung the world. Includes:  Poetry for Students, & Novels for Students.  
*to search LitFinder or Literature Resource Center or Gale Virtual Reference Library (under subjects choose Literature), just click on its name.

gale virtual ref. lib.LITERATURE: Literature titles from Gale Virtural Reference Library.

  Literary Referecne Center 2Literary Reference Center  [in library & from home]*
   " is a comprehensive database that provides users with a 
     broad
spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary 
     disciplines and timeframes." 
    
*To access students must use their Nevins Library Card.

bloomBlooms Literature
Examines writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential momvements and events in world literature.
Now includes a a new "Performance Video" gateway to the nearly 100 full-length videos of classic productions, and a convenient iPad/movile-friendly format for all videos. (Booklist 11/1/13)
Ask the media specialist for the password.

CLC selectContemporary Literay Critisicm Select
"Critical essays on contemporary novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after December 31, 1958."

biography in contextBiography in Context

Contains biographical information on the worlds most influential people. Includes Gale's referemce sources along with periodicals and multimedia.


  
Salem Literature
       
Includes:  *Critical Insights: Authors
                        *Critical Insights: Works
*If using from home: click on remote access and enter the password in the Login area.
Ask the media specialist for the password.

 
    ProQuest
     Full text coverage of the Boston Glove, from 1980-present.

Ebooks from infobase:Use this link to quickly access our Ebooks from Infobase publishers.
Click on Literature to access those books relevant to your topic.
*If using from home: you will be prompted for a Username and Password. Ask one of the media specialists for the passwords.
    

 RESEARCH STEPS:

 

   CITING SOURCES

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is not necessarily approved by the district.
Edited by
Media Staff
1/14/13
Date last edited
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