Skip to Main Content

Literature and Literary Criticism Research Guide

A guide to resources for the study of English literature

Librarian

Profile Photo
Hannah Menendez
she/her/hers
Contact:
936-294-3195
hmenendez@shsu.edu

Reference & Primary Sources

Reference Universe logo

Search a selection of print and electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other Reference books.

 

Primary sources (not to be confused with your primary text, or the book/story/poem you are principally analyzing) can be helpful when studying a text from an earlier time period to provide context for your analysis. This could include other literary texts, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, and advertisements. Refer to our Guide to Understanding Primary Sources for more information.

Here are a few databases that might be useful for finding primary sources:

 

Eighteenth Century Primary Sources:

 

Nineteenth Century Primary Sources:

Reference Books

 

Newton Gresham Library | (936) 294-1614 | (866) NGL-INFO | Ask a Question | Share a Suggestion

Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866) BEARKAT
© Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | A Member of The Texas State University System