Welcome to the research guide for poetry. The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here or through the library home page.
Professional librarians are available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The PHC Library holds a number of poetry collections and authoritative items on poetry in the campus collection. The following is a sample of items found in the PHC reference collection:
New Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms - Ref PN 1021 .N39 1994
New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics - Ref PN 1021 .N39 1993
Critical Survey of Poetry, vols. 1- 14 - Ref PN 1021 .C7 2011, vols. 1-14
American Poetry: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries - PS 601 .A56 2007
American Poetry: Nineteenth Century, vols. 1, 2 - PS 601 .A56
American Poetry: Twentieth Century, vols. 1, 2 - PS 601 .A56 1993
Oxford Book of English Verse - PR 1175 .O8797 1999
Please check the PHC Library catalog, Voyager, for additional poetry resources.
MLA is a resource for researching literature and language topics, including literary criticism. The site provides essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.
Literary Reference Center is an extensive, full text reference database with information combined from literary reference works, journals, and books. A search here is sure to bring results on any of a variety of literary topics.
JSTOR collection contains complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent three to five years for each title may not be included in the collection.
Academy of American poets offers an extensive list of full text poems with the options to search by author, title, or key word. You can also sign up to receive a poem each day by email.
Library of Congress Poetry Center provides access to a wealth of poetry resources including an audio archive of over 2,000 poets reading their own poetry.
American Poetry Review (Online 1/1/1994-Present)
Beloit Poetry Journal (Online 12/1/2003-Present)
Hiram Poetry Review (Online 4/1/2003-Present)
International Poetry Review (Online 3/1/2006-Present)
Parnassus, poetry in review (Online 11/1/1991-Present)
Poetry (Online 1/1/1998-Present)
Victorian poetry (Online 6/1/2004-Present)
Turabian (Chicago Manual of Style) is the approved citation format for this course. Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection or online at OWL (Online Writing Lab).
Created: Dr. Bonnie Libby/Thornhill, 2010. Revised Dr. Bonnie Libby/Thornhill, 2011. Reviewed: Hake/Thornhill, 2013.