Comparative Literature core

Smith College Comparative Literature Majors Research Skills

Research and information literacy skills identified as essential for Comparative Literature majors at Smith College.

Literary Research Guide

Selective, annotated guide to reference sources in British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.


Europe's answer to Google Books. Includes videos and images too.

Cambridge Histories Online

Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Index to 450,000 poems; 250,000 full text. With commentaries; biographies; a glossary; foreign language poetry; translations; and audio recordings.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Unabridged bilingual dictionaries for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese & Arabic, with native speaker audio pronunciation.

Cambridge Companions Online

Online version of the Cambridge Companions; offers introductions to major writers, artists, topics and periods within the fields of literature, classics, philosophy, religion and culture.

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