Reference resources are a great place to begin your research. They can help you define terms as well as to find basic information about a topic, a chronicle of its history, theories, key people and sometimes a bibliography of additional sources.
There are many different types of reference sources, which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, bibliographies, handbooks, companions, gazetteers, and style manuals to name a few.
Literary Research and the British Romantic Era : Strategies and Sources
PR457 .K44 2005
This title explores primary and secondary research resources of this prolific era.
The Cambridge Companion to English Poets
PR503 .C36 2011
An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age : British Culture, 1776-1832
DA485 .O94 2001t
The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature
PR146 .C335 2009
The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period
PR858.R73 C36 2008
The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry
PR590 .C34 2008
Oxford Companion to the Brontës
PR4167.A3 O94 2003t
Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley
PR5438 .O94 2013
Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
PR4484 .O94 2009
Search Omni by the title, Cambridge companions to literature. Some of the titles retrieve include:
The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft
PR5841.W8 Z64 2002
The Cambridge Companion to Shelley
PR5438 .C36t 2006
The Cambridge Companion to Byron
PR4381 .C3423 2004
The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth
PR5888 .C27 2003
The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen
PR4036 .C3 1997
Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering surveys to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.