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This research guide was created by Todie Winter and Richard Carter. It is now maintained by Richard Carter. It was last updated August 2011.

Starting Out

Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online

By James M. Cahalan. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978 -.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area:
Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism: PN511.C53 1988
Poetry Criticism: PN1010.P499
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism: PN771. T88
Contemporary Literary Criticism: PN771. C59]
This series provides detailed critical essays, often by well-known critics, on a wide range of authors. Works by anonymous authors (e.g. Tin B Cilnge) are listed in the title section. Most essays are available online in Literature Criticism Online, a database comprising 10 print series and consisting of more than 250 volumes compiled over the past 30 years. Using the online version, you can search individual series titles (e.g. Contemporary Literature Criticism) all together, in a selected combination, or individually. You can also search by author, title, keyword, or full-text. You can find articles on such topics as Irish nationalism in literature, the Irish novel, and the Irish literary renaissance. Arranged alphabetically, the entries provide in-depth critical essays on an author's work, along with biographical facts, a list of major works, and related sources. Usually, the essays give an overview of a writer's work or themes.

Dictionary of Irish Literature

Dictionary of Irish Literature

Edited by Robert Hogan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - PR8706 .D5 1979]
Covering about 500 Irish authors, this dictionary includes critical and biographical articles on literary genres such as folklore, literary organizations and publications, and foreign authors who have greatly contributed to Irish literature. Contains a bibliography, a chronology and an index. An article by Seamus ONeill on Gaelic literature prefaces this work.

Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

Edited by Robert Welch. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - PR8706 .O88 1996]
This all-purpose A-Z one-volume companion covers authors (native Irish and Anglo-Irish), works, topics, styles, forms, genres, literary themes, and terms in Irish literature. With more than 2,000 entries, this guide covers sixteen hundred years of Irish writing.

Modern Irish Literature and Culture: A Chronology

Modern Irish Literature and Culture: A Chronology

By James M. Cahalan. New York: G.K. Hall, 1992.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8718 .C35 1993]
Providing an historical and political context to Irish writing from 1600 to the early 1990s, this volume identifies, explains, and interrelates events in Irish literature and culture. Each year is arranged into such categories as fiction, drama, poetry, art, prose, non-fiction, and periodicals. The chronology includes a biographical details and a map, as well as indexes for persons, titles and subjects.

Biography

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Dictionary of Irish Biography: from the Earliest Times to the Year 2002.

Edited by James McGuire and James Quinn. Cambridge: Royal Irish Academy and Cambridge University Press, 2009. 9 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - CT862 .D53 2009]
With more than 9,000 articles on subjects ranging from politics, law, engineering and religion to literature, painting, medicine and sport, this widely-praised encyclopedia is the place to start for Irish biography. Articles are signed and contain bibliographies. So detailed is the 9-volume set that you get thorough articles on a wide range of people, from internationally-famous figures such as the poet W.B. Yeats to lesser-known persons such as Denis Kilbride, a 19th Century agrarian campaigner and MP.

Literature Resource Centre

Literature Resource Centre

Gale Group, 2003-.
[Available online for UofT use only.]
Probably this source is the most detailed-and convenient-biography database available for literature students. You can search by author on the main page or try other searches by clicking literary-historical timeline underneath the search box. Choosing the second option should bring up a horizontal menu offering a title search, a keyword search and an encyclopedia of literature. The database organizes entries into biography, criticism and additional resources. The Contemporary Authors section covers fiction writers, poets, dramatists, non-fiction writers, journalists, editors, screenwriters, television scriptwriters and other authors.

Biography Resource Centre

Biography Resource Centre

Gale Group, 2003-.
[Available online for UofT use only.]
Similar to Gales Literature Resource Centre, and just as good, this database is a great starting place for literary biography. While many of the entries overlap with the Literature Resource Centre, not all do, so looking at both resources is worthwhile.

The Cambridge History of Irish Literature

The Cambridge History of Irish Literature

Edited by Margaret Kelleher and Philip OLeary. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PB1306 .C36 2006]
This 2-volume history of Irish literature provides a chronological survey-in both Irish and English-of the Irish literary tradition spanning fifteen centuries.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

A Dictionary of Irish Biography

By Henry Boylan. Niwot, Colorado: Roberts Rinehart, 1998.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - CT862 .B69 1998]
Though it does not include any entries on living writers, this single-volume work is a good, basic source for biographical information on major Irish writers.

Middle and Old Irish Writing

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism in Literature Criticism Online

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism in Literature Criticism Online

By James M. Cahalan. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978 -.
[Available online for UofT use only: www.library.utoronto.ca/. Search e-resources for Literature Criticism Online.]
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - PN511.C53 1988]
This series provides detailed critical essaysoften by well-known criticson a wide range of authors. The online version is a scan of the print copy. Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC) contains a lengthy article on the Tin B Cilnge (volume 30, p. 145-240). For more about this Gale series, please see the Starting Out section at the beginning of this guide.

Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Edited by Joseph R. Strayer. New York: Scribner's, 1982. 13 Volumes.
[St Michael's Library 1st Floor Reference Area D114 .D5]
Although a little dated, this 13-volume set is the major scholarly encyclopaedia for mediaeval studies. Including more than 5,000 signed articles ranging in length from 100 to 10,000 words, the set is intended for all levels, from the high school student to the scholar. It contains a substantial introduction to medieval Irish literature (30 pages), as well as entries on Irish bardic literature and the Tin B Cailnge.

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Edited by James S. Donnelly, Jr. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2004. 2 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area DA912 .E53 2004]
More than 400 articles on periods of Irish history, social institutions, organisations and important people fill this 2-volume set, including substantial articles on both medieval Irish literature and the Tin B Cailnge. Each article includes a bibliography. Meanwhile, the set contains the full-text of more than 150 primary documents.

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopaedia

Edited by Sean Duffy. London: Routledge, 2005.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area DA933 .M43 2005]
This volume has a 2-page article on medieval Irish poetry under Poetry, Irish.

Celtic Culture: An Historical Encyclopedia

Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia

John T. Koch, editor. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2006. 5 volumes.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area CB206 .C45 2006]
This central encyclopedia for Celtic studies contains more than 1,500 articles, including entries on Cath Maige Tuired, the Tin B Cailnge, and Irish literature.

Progress in Medieval Irish Studies

Progress in Medieval Irish Studies

Edited by Kim McCone and Katharine Simms. Maynooth: Dept. of Old Irish, St. Patrick's College, 1996.
[St Michael's College 2nd Floor - PB1213 .P76 1996 SMC]

Seanchas: Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and Literature in Honour of Francis J. Byrne

Seanchas: Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and Literature in Honour of Francis J. Byrne.

Edited by Alfred P. Smyth. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000.
[St Michael's College 2nd Floor - D119 .S42 2000 SMC]

20th Century Writing

A dictionary and glossary for the Irish literary revival

A dictionary and glossary for the Irish literary revival

By Richard Wall. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe Ltd., 1995.
[Robarts Library PE2406 .W35 1995]
Look up vocabulary and idiomswhether unusual words and phrases or familiar words used unconventionallyto dig up their meanings. This glossary is handy, not just for works written during the Irish Literary Revival, but also for the entire history of Irish literature in English from its origins in the seventeenth century.

A Concordance to the Collected Poems of James Joyce

A Concordance to the Collected Poems of James Joyce

By Paul A. Doyle. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1966.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - PR6019 .O9 Z459 1966 SMC]

A Concordance to the Poems of Jonathan Swift

A Concordance to the Poems of Jonathan Swift

Edited by Michael Shinagel. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1972.
[Robarts Library - PR3726 .S45 1972]

A Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw

A Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw

Compiled by E. Dean Bevan. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1971
[Victoria Reference PR5366 .A22]

A Concordance to the Plays of W.B. Yeats

A Concordance to the Plays of W.B. Yeats

Edited by Eric Domville. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1972.
[Victoria Reference - PR5906 .A26 1963 SMC]

A Concordance to the Poems of W.B. Yeats

A Concordance to the Poems of W.B. Yeats

By James Allan Painter. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1963.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR5906 .A26]

A KWIC Concordance to Samuel Beckett's Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable

A KWIC Concordance to Samuel Beckett's Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable

By Michle Aina Barale and Rubin Rabinovitz. New York: Garland Pub., 1988.
[Robarts Library - PQ2603 .E378 M644 1988]

Blasket Islands Writing

The Blaskets: People and Literature

The Blaskets: People and Literature

By Muiris Mac Conghail. Dublin: Town House, 2001.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor DA990 .B65 M33 2001]
For a colourful primer on the Blasket Islands along with colour pictures, try this title. The book contains introductory chapters on the Islands history, essays on Tomàs O Crohan, Morris O Sullivan, and Peig Sayers, an index and genealogical charts, and a substantial bibliography.

Blasket Memories: The Life of an Irish Island Community

Blasket Memories: The Life of an Irish Island Community

Edited by Pàdraig Tyers. Dublin: Mercier Press, 1998.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor DA990 .B65 L4613 1998]
Use this book to get a basic introduction to the history of the Blasket Islands.

The Islandman: The Hidden Life of Tomàs O Crohan

The Islandman: The Hidden Life of Toms OCrohan

By Irene Lucchitti. Re-imagining Ireland vol. 3. Bern: Peter Lang, 2009.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor DA990 .B65 L83 2009]
Lucchitti's book is thorough, clearly written, and buttressed with a 12-page bibliography, as well as an index. From a chapter on oral tradition in the Blasket Islands generally to chapters on O Crohan's work specifically, this is a comprehensive work useful for anyone studying the literature of the Blasket Islands.

Blasket Island Reflections: RT Radios acclaimed documentary series about the life and literature of the Great Blasket Island.

Blasket Island Reflections: RT Radios acclaimed documentary series about the life and literature of the Great Blasket Island.

Dublin: RT Radio, 2003.
[St Michael's Ground Floor Audio-Visual Section DA990 .B65 B4 2003 s.d. SMC]
This introductory CD covers Tomàs O Crohans The Islandman, Peig Sayerss autobiography Peig: Reflections of an Old Woman, and Maurice O Sullivan's Twenty Years a-Growing.

Women's Writing

Guides

Irish Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide

Irish Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide

Edited by Alexander G. Gonzalez. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2006.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor PR8733 .I75 2006]

Dictionary of Munster Women Writers 1800-2000

Dictionary of Munster Women Writers 1800-2000

Edited by Tina OToole. Cork: Cork University Press, 2005.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area PR8706 .D53 2005]

In Their Own Words: Irish Womens Writing and Interviews with Irish Women Writers

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

General editor, Seamus Deane. Derry, Northern Ireland: Field Day Publications,1991. Volumes 4 and 5.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PB1345 .F546 1991]
Volumes 4 and 5 of this title cover writing by Irish women.

Sleeping with Monsters: Conversations with Scottish and Irish Women Poets.

Sleeping with Monsters: Conversations with Scottish and Irish Women Poets.

Research and Interviews by Rebecca E. Wilson. Edited by Gillean Somerville-Arjat and Rebecca E. Wilson. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1990.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8533 .W5 1990]

Women in Irish Drama: A Century of Authorship and Representation7

Women in Irish Drama: A Century of Authorship and Representation

Edited by Melissa Sihra. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8789 .W58 2007]

Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time

Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time

By Eavan Boland. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6052 .O35 Z47 1996]

Opening the Field: Irish Women, Texts and Contexts

Opening the Field: Irish Women, Texts and Contexts

Co-edited by Patricia Boyle Haberstroh and Christine St Peter. Cork: Cork University Press, 2007.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8733 .O64 2007]

Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Women Poets

Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Women Poets

By Patricia Boyle Haberstroh. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8733 .H33 1996]

Changing Ireland: Strategies in Contemporary Womens Fiction

Changing Ireland: Strategies in Contemporary Womens Fiction

By Christine St. Peter. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan Press, 2000.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8807 .W6 S7 2000]

Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender

Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender

By Heather Ingman. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2007.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8807 .W6 I54 2006]

New Contexts: Re-Framing Nineteenth-Century Irish Womens Prose

New Contexts: Re-Framing Nineteenth-Century Irish Womens Prose

Edited by Heidi Hansson. Cork: Cork University Press, 2008.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8733 .N49 2008]

Irish Women Writers: An Uncharted Tradition

Irish Women Writers: An Uncharted Tradition

By Ann Owens Weekes. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8733 .W44 1990]

Gender in Irish Writing

Gender in Irish Writing

Edited by Toni OBrien Johnson and David Cairns. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1991.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8723 .W6 G46 1991]

A Womans Words: Emer and Female Speech in the Ulster Cycle

A Womans Words: Emer and Female Speech in the Ulster Cycle

By Joanne Findon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor PB1397 .C8 F55 1997]

Seamus Heaney

In His Own Words: Heaney Essays and Interviews

Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney

Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney.

By Dennis ODriscoll. London: Faber and Faber, 2008.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z82 2008]

Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001

Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001

By Seamus Heaney. London: Faber and Faber, 2002.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 F56 2002]

The Government of the Tongue: Selected Prose

The Government of the Tongue: Selected Prose

By Seamus Heaney. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PN1271 .H43 A6 1988]

Seamus Heaney: An Interview and Essay on the Poetry

Seamus Heaney: An Interview and Essay on the Poetry

By Helen Vendler, et al. From Salmagundi, no. 80 (Fall 1988): 4-101.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z795 1988]

Criticism on Heaney's Work



These books analyze Heaneys work. They all contain bibliographies and indexes.

The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney

The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney

Edited by Bernard ODonoghue. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z5745 2009]

Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry

Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry

By Conor McCarthy. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 2008.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z72 2008]

Seamus Heaney: Creating Irelands of the Mind

Seamus Heaney: Creating Irelands of the Mind

By Eugene OBrien. Dublin: Liffey Press, 2002.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z797 2002]

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

By Helen Vendler. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z94 2000]

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Edited by Michael Allen. New York: St. Martins Press, 1997.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z874 1997]

Critical Essays on Seamus Heaney

Critical Essays on Seamus Heaney

Edited by Robert F. Garratt. New York: G.K. Hall, 1995.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z63 1995]

The Art of Seamus Heaney

The Art of Seamus Heaney

Edited by Tony Curtis. Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan: Poetry Wales Press, 1994.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z55 1994]

Seamus Heaney: Poet of Contrary Progressions

Seamus Heaney: Poet of Contrary Progressions

By Henry Hart. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1992.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z69 1992]

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1986.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z87 1986]

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

By Blake Morrison. London: Methuen, 1982.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z78 1982]

Bibliography

Seamus Heaney: A Bibliography 1959-2003

Seamus Heaney: A Bibliography 1959-2003

By Rand Brandes and Michael J. Durkan. London: Faber and Faber, 2008.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR6058 .E2 Z459 2008]

Contemporary Writing
Contemporary Irish Literature: Transforming Tradition

Contemporary Irish Literature: Transforming Tradition

By Christina Hunt Mahony. New York: St. Martins Press, 1998.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8753 .M34 1998]
Organized into 3 sections--poetry, theatre and fiction--this book contains comprehensive introductory essays on major contemporary Irish writers. With a biographical background, as well as an overview of key works, themes, and motifs, each essay evaluates the authors significance in the context of contemporary Irish writing.

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

General editor, Seamus Deane. Derry, Northern Ireland: Field Day Publications,1991. 5 volumes.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PB1345 .F546 1991]
This 5-volume set covers Irish writing, by both men and women, from 600 AD to the 1990s and offers a comprehensive collection of poetry, fiction, folklore, and political writing.

Corpus of Electronic Texts

CELT -- Corpus of Electronic Texts

[Available online for free.]
This website gives you access to fully-searchable texts in translation and is a key online resource for contemporary and historical Irish documents in literature, history, politics and the arts. The site provides fully searchable texts in translation and originals in Irish, French, Latin, and Anglo-Norman.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center

[Available online for UofT use.]
This database brings together three author databases: Contemporary Authors Online, covers more than 100,000 writers; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select features entries on all authors appearing since 1997 and provides complete profiles of the 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; finally, Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, offers more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their work, all written by scholars.

International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

[Available online for free.]
Links to authors, newspapers, publishers, theatre, libraries, archives and associations.

Fiction
A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900

A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900

Edited by Rolf Loeber and Magda Loeber. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006.
[St Michael's 1st Floor Reference Area - PR8706 .L64 2006]
This guide is an annotated bibliography of all known books of fiction, both by Irish authors and by foreign authors writing about Ireland and the Irish. It approaches Irish fiction as an historical rather than a literary phenomenon and thereby unearths hundreds of previously unknown or forgotten Irish authors and works. The guide sketches the life of each author, summarizes stories, and documents each books printing history.

Twenty-First Century British and Irish Novelists

Twenty-First Century British and Irish Novelists

Detroit: Gale Group, 2003
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR889 .T86 2003]
This title lists each authors works with a biographical essay, some critical analysis, and a bibliography.

The Modern Irish Novel: Irish Novelists After 1945

The Modern Irish Novel: Irish Novelists After 1945

by Rdiger Imhof. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 2002.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8803 .I44 2002]
Imhof explores the lives and works of 12 postwar Irish writers.

Poetry
Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology

Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology

Edited by Patrick Crotty. Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2001.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8858 .M63 1995]
Major collection of modern Irish poetry. Over 250 poems representing 47 diverse poets. Each poets entry has a short biographical essay. Womens poetry is strongly represented, as are lesser-known poets.

Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry

Edited by Matthew Campbell. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR8771 .C36 2003]
This companion introduces major figures such as Seamus Heaney while providing an overview of precursors like Louis MacNeice and Patrick Kavanagh and more recent writers such as Nuala N Dhomhnaill and Paul Muldoon. The volume contains a chronology, as well as a guide to further reading.

Drama
Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama

Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama

Edited by Shaun Richards. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
[St Michael's College 2nd Floor - PR8789 .C28 2004]
This examination of the relationship between the theatre and its political context includes a chronology and a bibliography.

Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook

Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook

Edited by Bernice Schrank and William W. Demastes. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.
[Robarts Reference PR8789 .I67 1997X]
Irish Playwrights provides detailed entries for 32 Irish playwrights writing between 1880 and 1995. Each entry includes a biographical sketch, a summary of productions, a critical assessment of the dramatist's work, and a thorough bibliography. The volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

Edited by John Bull. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001.
[St Michael's 2nd Floor - PR736 .B68 2001]
This A-Z book covering all genres from the classical to the avant-garde lists each authors works with a biographical essay, critical analysis, and a bibliography. The entries list play productions, books, and scripts. They also briefly sketch the dramatists education, careers, and major productions.

History of Irish Theatre, 1601-2000

History of Irish Theatre, 1601-2000

By Chris Morash. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
[St Michael's College 2nd Floor - PN2601 .M64 2002]
Presents cultural contexts. Essential guide to the history and performance of Irish theatre.

Irish Playography

Irish Playography

[Available online for free.]
This database of Irish plays produced since 1904 contains key facts about plays (such as author, setting and synopsis) along with details about when they were first produced, who was in the cast, and scripts and rights.

Finding Journal Articles

To find articles in scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, anthologies, collections and conference proceedings, the best place to go is an article database. Go to www.library.utoronto.ca and under the Subjects A-Z tab scroll down to your subject area—i.e. Celtic Studies—and click GO. Youll find a list of online databases containing relevant articles, as well as other online resources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and research guides.

MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography

[Available online (1922 onwards) for UofT use.]
The database indexes international scholarly materials on modern language, literature, linguistics, and folklore. Covering 1963 to the present, the MLA International Bibliography includes over one million citations from over 3,000 journals and series, monographs, working papers and conference proceedings.

Literature Online

Literature Online

[Available online for UofT use.]

Humanities Abstracts

Humanities Abstracts

[Available online for UofT use.]
Humanities Abstracts provides comprehensive abstracting and indexing of 400 English language periodicals covering the areas of archaeology, classical studies, art, performing arts, philosophy, history, music, linguistics, literature, and religion.