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English & American Literature: American Literature

Resources for conducting literary research on English & American Literatures.

Comprehensive Websites

Specialized Web Sites

Early American Periodicals

  • Making of America (Cornell)
    Digitized collection of 19th century American magazine articles & books that covers American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles. Search entire collection or limit to journals only.
  • Making of America (Michigan)
    Digitized collection of 19th century American imprints. Contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles. Search entire collection or limit to journals only.
  • Godey's Lady's Book
    Selected issues of an important nineteenth-century periodical; includes illustrations.
  • Locating Book Reviews of Novels

    Novels are often reviewed in the Books section of the sunday newspaper and in popular magazines, such as Time, Life, Commonweal, etc., that are indexed in general databases such as Reader's Guide Retrospective, Research Library, and Academic Search Complete .

    Databases

    Early American Books

    American Authors Online