The following links will take you to encyclopedias and reference manuals to help you get started on your research. Here you can find general background information, definitions, and history on many literary terms and concepts. Searching in an encyclopedia can also help you find a topic for a paper or project.
The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you want to narrow your search to a specific time period or genre, finding a journal that publishes in that area can help. For example, if you are writing a paper about women's representation in literature, it might be helpful to check out a journal like Women and Language.
Looking for an interesting research topic? Currently, the featured books section holds some of the newest additions to the library's collection of texts of literary research.