Spenser and Milton:  Poetry Inventing a Nation

Spring 2014

Listed in: English, as ENGL-445; Peter Berek (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference


Start with a Subject begins with search in the catalog for your author (last name first)
Then browse through entries using the Next button in the upper left to find the "Criticism and interpretation" subdivision or the specific work (e.g., Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Faerie queene)

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance [includes Milton: A Bibliography (1624-1799)]

EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide.

Oxford Reference
Digitized entries from Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, spanning multiple subject areas.

A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context [e-book and AC Frost Stacks / DA315 .H44 2011]

Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain [AC Frost Stacks / DA315 .O94 1996]

The Critical Heritage: Spenser [AC Frost Stacks / 821.3 Sp35Z Cumm] and Milton [AC Frost Stacks / 821.3 M64Z Shaw]

Cambridge Companions Online, including Milton (ed. Danielson, 2006) and Spenser (ed. Hadfield, 2006)