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Library Subject Headings

See LC Classification  BL 900 (Celtic Mythology)

    See LC Classification PR 8722 (Celtic Revival)
    See LC Classifications PR25 PR8807 (for browsing the majority of the Irish area)
    See LC Classification PN2601 PR8789 (Irish Theater and Irish theater and politics) 
    See LC Classification PR5823 (Oscar Wilde)
    See LC Classification PR60199 (James Joyce)
    See LC Classification PR6058 (Seamus Heaney)  
For quick access do a "keyword search in the catalog, then view the Subject headings attached to the individual item records. Similar subjects are shelved together so by searching with subject heading  terms you should be able to retrieve a more appropriate set of results. See a Reference Librarian for additional information about searching strategies.
  The Library Catalog
Search the Online Catalog for all formats. Journal searches by title will soon be included in the catalog. For now, search Serials Solutions. To find articles in journals use the Databases suggested below. For Videocassettes and DVD's search the Online Catalog.
  Dictionaries and Encyclopedia

Cyclopedia of World Authors REF PN 451.M36

    World Literature & It's Times REF PR 25. M67
  International Dictionary of Theatre  REF PN 2035. I49
    British Writers REF PR 85.B688
  The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature PR 8706.O88 1996 Entries are given in dictionary format
  The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia PR 5822. B34 1998
  Databases: Indexes, Abstracts and Full Text Resources
  Gale Literary Resources
AVL sponsored
, this site gives tabbed access to an author's biography, bibliography, literary criticism, work overviews, additional resources and a timeline.
  The Twayne Author Series A time-honored and highly respected source which gives in-depth discussion of an author's works and a chronology of the author's life.
  JSTOR Language and Literature Collection A comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature.  A search using the key words "irish literature" will net over 6000 journal entries so try to be more specific.
  Expanded Academic ASAP Comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-test titles covering all disciplines with more than 20 years of back file coverage
  Literature Research Resource Center- the Literature Resource Center (LRC) offers a wealth of information that includes criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explications, Web sites, periodical articles, compare and contrast pages, full-text author's works, and reading lists.
  Oxford Reference Online an online resource of the series of reference books from the prestigious publishing firm including The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish literature
Provides access to your library's eContent collection. eContent is the digital version of books, journals, and database content. You can access your library's eContent 24 hours a days, seven days a week.
  Selected Web Pages
  Irish writers online
A Concise bio-bibliographical dictionary of Irish writers
Irish literature folklore and drama
  The Irish Storyteller
Contains Celtic legends, stories of Irish chieftains and Irish poetry
  A Celebration of Women
A site listing Irish women writers from the 1600's to the present. Many are access points to biographical sketches or online texts of the authors work. 

  Featured Irish Writers
  Jonathan Swift
  Gutenberg Project
Full text access to Swift's works are accessible and a link to the Wikipedia site that includes biographical information and a discussion of his work
  The Victorian Web Before Victoria
Selected 18th  & 19th Century authors This site will leads to discussions relevant to Swift his biography, his views on religion and science and his involvement in politics.

  Oscar Wilde
  Poems of William Yeats

William Butler Yeats Nobel Prize "For his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation" the prize was awarded in 1923.  The Nobel Prize site provides the presentation speech, a biography and the Nobel lecture given by Yeats on "the Irish Dramatic Movement".

  George Bernard Shaw
  Gutenberg Project All of Shaw's works are available on this site and it includes a link to the Wikipedia site for biographical information and discussion on his work
  George Bernard Shaw's Nobel Prize  
For his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty" the prize was awarded in 1925

Encyclopedia Britannica
A thorough discussion on Shaw's life and works

  William Butler Yeats
  Poems of William Yeats

William Butler Yeats Nobel Prize
For his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation" the prize was awarded in 1923.  The Nobel Prize site provides the presentation speech, a biography and the Nobel lecture given by Yeats on "the Irish Dramatic Movement".

  John Millington Synge
  Gutenberg Project

A Biography 
A biography of the playwright by Wikipedia plus a bibliography of his work and access through Project Gutenberg to select pieces.

  James Joyce
  From Dublin to Ithaca: Cornell's James Joyce collection
    The James Joyce Scholars Collection
From the university of Wisconsin's digital collection
  The James Joyce Centre
"Dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce and aims to provide a unique, personal view of the man, his work and his minutely observed origins," it includes short discussions on his major works as well as a list of Bloomsday celebrations worldwide

Literature Network
Includes full text plays, fiction, short stories, and poetry

  Samuel Beckett
  Samuel Becket Resources and Links
A comprehensive  site covering the biography, full online texts of works, international scope of Beckett scholarship and the full text contents of The Journal of Beckett Studies (1976-1989).
  Apmonia-a site for Samuel Beckett
A very inclusive and full site which includes criticism, quotes, images, influence articles and works of the prolific and multi-talented writer.
  Samuel Beckett's Nobel Prize
Awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in the field of Literature "for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama -in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation. The official Nobel site includes the presentation speech, Beckett's Curriculum Vitae and an image of the Nobel Diploma
  C. S. Lewis
  C. S. Lewis: 20th-Century Knight
A complete site with links to biographical sketches, works, religion, relationships with other authors, bibliographies, conferences, journal articles and chats. A great first sire to go to.

Into the Wardrobe
Provides a biography, discussion on works, pictures, audio files, and forums.

  Flann O'Brien
  The Scriptorium
The Web's largest site devoted to exploring twentieth-century experimental literature The Modern World presents his work and a biographical sketch
  A Biography

Flann O'Brien
Click here for Wikipedia online encyclopedia information on this postmodernist Irish author

  Seamus Heaney
  Seamus Heaney
Poems, biography, bibliography, and commencement address at UNC-Chapel Hill
  Seamus Heaney's Nobel Prize
"For works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past" The Nobel Prize site includes the presentation speech, a biographical sketch and Heaney's Nobel Lecture entitled "Crediting Poetry".

A Web Guide to Seamus Heaney
From this site includes literary criticism, reviews, websites and bibliographies.

  Selected Search Engines
Click on the letter "I" and then select Irish Literature.  You will also find Ireland; Irish archeology; and Irish history.
Click here and it will take you straight to the Irish Literature listings. Sites listed include ancient Irish writings; Trinity  College, Dublin School of Irish and Celtic Languages Studies and studies published by Irish Jesuits discussing literature and Irish identity
  Digital Librarian
A librarian's choice of the best of the Web"  maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York
A project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service. The goal is to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources.


Selected and compiled by: Angela Mollise

Last Update:
November 1 2005
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