• Databases,  History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research,  Web Resources

    Hopeful Romantics: Accessing the Romantic Poets

    Humanities V students are hopeful about finding sources for their Romantic poets assignment.  Here are helpful tips and research strategies for accessing just the right information at Ohrstrom Library, outlined in the following five easy steps: 1. Search the Library’s catalog to locate books: To find books that can be borrowed visit the Library’s homepage and click on the catalog link – or click HERE: Next, type in the name of your assigned poet.  Be sure to search by subject: Take down the call numbers and location of any items that are of interest to you. Tip:  Any call number beginning with “Biog” is a biography.  All the biographies are…

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry 17th and 18th Centuries

    The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry 17th and 18th Centuries edited by Virginia Brackett, Facts on File, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 821 F11B v.2 This volume, the second of a projected four volume set, presents essays about poems and poets from Middle English and Early Renaissance British Isles. Examples include: Alexander Pope, A Hymn on the Seasons, Ballad, Carpe Diem, and Songs from The Beggar’s Opera. Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities V, Enlightenment Studies, Poets

  • History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry before 1600

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry before 1600 by Michelle M. Sauer, Facts on File, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 821 F11B This volume, the first of a projected four volume set, presents essays about poems and poets from Middle English and Early Renaissance British Isles. Examples include: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon Riddles, The Faerie Queene, Alfred the Great and Arthurian Literature. Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities IV, Renaissance Studies, Poets

  • Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Reference Book: Critical Companion to Robert Frost

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Critical Companion to Robert Frost: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work by Deirdre Fagan, Facts On File, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 811 F92zFa Opening with a Frost biography and an extensive list of suggested reading, this book also includes brief critical analyses of Frost’s “Works A-Z;” 28 short articles on themes, symbols, influences, people, and places in Frost’s writing; and several useful appendices, including chronologies of Frost’s life, work, and awards; bibliographies of works by and about Frost; and a list of his work by category. HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV FUN FOR: New Hampshirephiles, poets, history buffs, bookworms