Poetry Database contains works of poetry found in anthologies,
and volumes of collected works and selected works for individual poets.
Currently, there are over 500,000 poem citations and nearly 70,000 poems
in full text (with thousands of additional poems in full text to be
added with each update). Also included is bibliographic information for
1,800 anthologies. Supplemental information includes over 1,100
commentaries and some 560 biographies.
Hyperlinking exists throughout the
commentaries, biographies, and poem full text. Users can easily jump
from poems to relevant commentary or author biographies when
appropriate. A glossary is also provided, giving users detailed
definitions for almost 200 poetry specific terms.
Enter your terms in the Find field. You can use Boolean
operators (and, or, not) with your search. If available, field codes and
search history may also be selected.
On the Refine Search sub-tab, select any search options
you want. You can use limiters or expanders to broaden or narrow the
focus of your search.
results of your search are displayed.
Many databases present results by source type. You can
click on the source icons to view your results by
source type (periodicals, newspapers, etc.).
Where a "Sort by" drop-down list is
available, you can re-sort your results by author, date, relevance, etc.
To print, e-mail or save several search results at
once, you must add them to your folder.
You may access
Columbia Granger's Poetry
Database from on campus or from
off campus with an APSU ID.