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American Literature - 20th Century to Contemporary: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Encyclopedias & Other Reference Resources

Suzzallo Library has many reference resources--specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries & bibliographies--devoted to the topics of American literature, history, and culture. These resources provide background information on authors, literary movements, and important events in American history. Articles contain bibliographies which help identify additional information. Use the appropriate call number (PS for literature, E for history) to locate print encyclopedias in Suzzallo Reference.

Langston Hughes

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