James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide, which Choice calls "the standard guide in the field," evaluates important reference materials in English studies. Since the publication of the first edition in 1989, tens of thousands of students and educators have used the Guide as an aid to scholarly research.
In the new edition Harner has added entries describing resources published since May 2001 and has revised nearly half the entries from the fourth edition. The fifth edition contains more than 1,000 entries, which discuss an additional 1,555 books, articles, and electronic resources and cite 723 reviews. Readers of earlier editions will notice the inclusion of substantially more electronic resources, particularly reliable sites sponsored by academic institutions and learned societies, to account for the proliferation of bibliographic databases, text archives, and other online resources. This edition also features a new section on cultural studies.
Evaluates important reference materials in English studies such as dictionaries, encyclopedia, bibliographies, libraries and catalogs, archives, journals, internet resources, and biographies. Chapters also focus on the literature from the various English-speaking counties, including partly-English- speaking part-counties like Wales. First published in 1989 and updated from the 1992 edition to account for new publications. Revisions are now available on the World Wide Web. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.