Focusing on work produced between 1880 and 1945, Literary Research and British Modernism: Strategies and Sources provides scholars with the necessary methods and tools for studying the literature of this period. This reference guide will facilitate research into the works of such major modernist writers as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham, as well as lesser known or forgotten authors of the era.
The book discusses research methodology and the best practices for the research process, especially regarding the research challenges unique to works of British modernism. This resource includes commentary on general literary reference materials; library catalogs; print and online bibliographies, indexes, and annual reviews; scholarly journals; contemporary reviews; period journals and newspapers; microform and digital collections; manuscripts and archives; and Web resources. This book is an important and helpful guide for researchers of British Modernism and general interested readers alike.
About the Author
Alison M. Lewis is Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations vii
1 Basics of Online Searching 1
2 General Literary Reference Resources 19
3 Library Catalogs 41
4 Print and Electronic Bibliographies, Indexes, and Annual Reviews 6l
5 Scholarly Journals 85
6 Contemporary Reviews 99
7 Modern British Journals, Newspapers, and Literary Magazines 109
8 Microform and Digital Collections 123
9 Manuscripts and Archives 137
10 Web Resources 159
11 Researching a Thorny Problem 179
Appendix: Resources in Related Disciplines 187
About the Author 227