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Poets and Poetry

Works Cited Examples for Poetry Assignment.

 
​Works Cited 
 

Dahl, Roald. “Hey Diddle Diddle.”  Poetry In Voice.  2016,    

 

           www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/ozymandias.  Accessed 17 March 2017.

 
Dahl, Roald.  “Hey Diddle Diddle.”  Poetry Speaks to Children.   Sourcebook 

 

           Media, 2005, p. 150. 

 

Dahl, Roald.   “Hey Diddle Diddle.” Rhyme Stew Puffin, 1989, p.20.

Ondaatje, Michael.  "A Gate In His Head." ​15 Canadian Poets,   edited by Gary Geddes and
   
          Phyllis Bruce, Oxford University Press, 1970, pp. 261-262. 

 

Silverstein, Shel. "Sidewalking."  Falling Up.  Harper Collins, 1996, p. 51.


Note:  URLs should not contain the http:// prefix & should not be hyperlinked
           (i.e. underlined).  See first citation above.

 

 

 ​​GENERAL DEWEY CLASSIFICATIONS

 
  • American Poetry - 811s
  • Canadian Poetry - 819s
  • English / British Poetry - 821s  (This section includes Major Poets such as Donne, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, etc.)
  • Search VSB LIBRARY​ by "Author Keyword" to locate poems written by a specific poet.
 
  BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES
 
  • Check the poetry anthologies that contain the poems. Sometimes there is biographical information in the same book.
  • Check a General Encyclopedia.
    Well-known poets will be listed and the information usually provides a good introduction to your poet.
  • Search VSB LIBRARY​ for your poet.  Works by a poet are shelved in the 800 section.  Biographical information will be in the 920s or 921s.
    Skim the list of items found for books in the 920s & 921s for biographical materials.
 

DATABASES AVAILABLE THROUGH VSB LIBRARY

  • World Book Online
  • Canadian Encyclopedia Online
 
Also, consult the reference shelves for General Literature Dictionaries.
 

 

DATABASES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY​
Note:  You will need your VPL card to access most of the online resources.

 

 

How to find the resources for Literature

 

 

  • ​Click on "Digital Library".

  • Click on "Research Guides".  Then scroll down to find "Fiction and Literature" link.  

  • Scroll down and select the Poetry tab.

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  • Then select the resource you prefer from those provided.

or to go directly to that page click on LITERATURE GUIDES AT VPL.​
 
 

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