On this page you'll see Library resources and subject headings specific to the study of Poetry. Note that many resources on other pages in this guide (e.g., Articles: Literary Criticism, Starting Points: Literature, Books, etc.) 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 limit entire search to "Library Catalog." Select "Books" from the list in the Resource Type category. Type the name of the writer in the top box. In the middle box type criticism interpretation. Limit search terms to Subject field.
Articles (article databases for literary research and historical context)
Books in Howe Library - Reference Collection Rows 13 & 14 (main/1st floor)
Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest.
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 -- 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 -- english poetry 21st 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