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Library Journals LLC


A staple of humanities reference collections, the five printed volumes of The Bibliography of American Literature are now available on the web as part of the LION (LIterature ONline) gateway package. Included in the BAL file are nearly 40,000 bibliographic records for literary works of over 300 American authors writing from the American Revolution through 1930 (authors who published during this period but died after 1930 are excluded). While the emphasis is on "imaginative" works, the principal works of major essayists and journalists who also published poetry or fiction appear here as well. Citations to secondary works, reprints, and reference works of relevance are also included for many authors.



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