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British Literature - 19th Century: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Suzzallo Library has many reference resources--specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries & bibliographies--that are devoted to British literature, history, and culture. These resources are valuable for providing background information that can help you narrow your research topic. The bibliographies provide lists of additional resources, ranging from key scholarship on a particular author or literary period, to finding poems or reviews in older journals and magazines. All resources below are located in Suzzallo Reference (1st floor) unless otherwise noted.

Literary Encyclopedias & Biographies

Historical Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Lewis Carroll


  • Annals of English Verse, 1770-1835: A Preliminary Survey of the Volumes Published, Z2039.P6 J32 1985 (Suzzallo Stacks)
  • The New Cambridge Bibliography of English literature, Z2011 .C35 1969
  • Romantic Poetry by Women: a Bibliography, 1770-1835, Z2013.5.W6 J33 1993