On this page you'll see Library and Internet resources, and subject headings specific to the study of Poetry. Note that many resources on other pages in this guide are equally important and should be used in conjunction with the resources on this page.
Find Literary Criticism for a Writer's Works
In CATQuest Advanced Search type the name of the writer in the top box. In the middle box type criticism interpretation. Limit search terms to Subject field. Limit entire search to "Library Catalog."
Journal Articles: Literature (article databases for locating literary criticism)
Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest. Remember to select "By subject" in the pull-down menu.
Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on poetry and poetry topics:
Poetry by group or region: american poetry women authors -- american poetry african american authors -- american poetry vermont -- american poetry new england -- english poetry irish authors -- irish poetry
Poetry by time period: american poetry 19th century -- american poetry 20th century -- american poetry 21st century -- english poetry -- old english, ca. 450-1100 -- english poetry Middle English, 1100-1500 -- english poetry early modern 1500-1700 -- english poetry 18th century -- english poetry 19th century -- english poetry 20th century
Poetry criticism and scholarly study: american poetry history and criticism -- english poetry history and criticism -- irish poetry history and criticism note: look for the subheading "history and criticism" under other poetry subject headings