Poetry Pathfinder

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What is a library pathfinder?

*Pathfinders: are guides intended to help you get started doing research on a particular topic, both online and at your school library.


RELIABLE INTERNET SOURCES -- LIBRARIAN RECOMMENDED

Bartleby Library: Great Books Online (OPAC)

http://www.bartleby.com

Provides full-text versions of books that are out of copyright. Novels and Poetry written primarily by American and English authors cover a publishing period from 1250 to 1920. Great Books Online is keyword searchable.

Gale Cengage Learning (OPAC)

http://www.gale.cengage.com/


http://www.poets.org

Provides information about American modern poets. Each poet section features biography, bibliography, and photograph.


http://www.poetloverspage.com (OPAC)

Poems are listed alphabetically by title, and the website is searchable.

Poets’ Corner (OPAC)

http://www.theotherpages.org/poems

Poets' Corner is an anthology or collection of works gathered from many different sources. It is an ongoing project containing thousands of poems. A search engine allows searching for specific poems.

Poetry Foundation

http://www.poetryfoundation.com

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary

organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.


RPO: Representative Poetry Online

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/

Web anthology of 4,700 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years.


Weekly Jivvy: Poetry: Poems of Acclaim (OPAC)

http://wockyjivvy.com/poetry/acclaim/index.html

Provides searchable archive of famous poetry. Poetry is searchable by an index of authors, titles, or first lines.



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Books on the Shelf

Reference Books & Reference Sets

· REF 800 ENG: The Norton Anthology of English Literature

· 809.1 BLO: Poets and Poems

· REF 809.1 POE: Poetry for Students

· 810.8 AME: Concise Anthology of American Literature

· REF 810 GRE: The Great Modern Poets

· REF 822.3 BOY: Critical Companion to Williams Shakespeare: a literary reference to his life and work.

· REF 822.3 ROZ: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Shakespeare

· REF 92 AFR: African American Biography

· REF 92 CON: Contemporary Authors

· REF 92 ENC: Encyclopedia of World Biography

Nonfiction: Literature

· 811.009 BLA: Poets for Young Adults: their lives and works

· 811 BLO: American Women Poets, 1650 – 1950

· 811 BOR: A Student’s Guide to Emily Dickinson

· 811 EMI: Emily Dickinson

· 811 HEM: Your Own, Sylvia: a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath

· 811 LON: Selected Poems: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882

· 811 WAL: Walt Whitman

· 818 EDG: Edgar Allan Poe

· 818 POE: Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

· 818 POE: The Raven and other Writings

· 821.009 FAN: Keats, Shakespeare, and other Wordsmiths

· 821.108 UNT: The Golden Treasury of Poetry

· 821 CAR: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

· 822 MCD: The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: an introduction with documents

· 822.3 MCQ: Coined by Shakespeare: words and meanings first penned by the Bard

· 822.3 MIT: A Student’s Guide to Shakespeare

· 822.3 SHA: The Portable Shakespeare: seven plays, the songs, the sonnets, selections from the other plays

Biography

· 92 ANG: Maya Angelou

· 92 DIC: Emily Dickinson: singular poet

· 92 HUG: Langston Hughes: “Life Makes Poems”

· 92 HUG: Langston Hughes: poet of the Harlem Renaissance

· 92 HUG: Langston Hughes: the voice of Harlem

· 92 SHA: William Shakespeare


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