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Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature

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Lanetta Dickens

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Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature
Lanetta Dickens
ENG 5083
November 21, 2013


Benefits
The authors are thoroughly organized by time periods
Helpful in finding sources from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century
All of the entries are alphabetically listed
Contains listings from the Library of Congress Catalog and the Cumulative Book Index
List of abbreviations in PMLA style
The entries are NOT cross indexed: each entry is listed as a full citation.

Location
Literary Research Guide: Q3225

TWU Blagg-Huey Library: Reference Collection Z1225.A1 N5 on the first floor

Did not have trouble finding the tertiary source: searched on TWU Universal with the exact words


Works Cited
Harner, James L, ed.
Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies
. 5th Edition. New York:
The Modern Language Association of America
, 2008. Print.

Nilon, Charles H., ed. Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1970. Print.
Complications
There are occasional brief annotations
The book has a poor design, which complicates scan printing
Numerous omissions and inconsistencies in organization
Many works were not examined by the compiler
Should be up-to-date on entries


Form and Context
Published in 1970 and edited by Charles H. Nilon
A collection of bibliographical books and articles
Contains genres, authors and subjects on American Literature
The entries are divided into four divisions: bibliography, authors, genres and ancillary subjects

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