Skip to Main Content

Literary Research: Strategies and Sources: Postcolonial Literatures in English

A Scarecrow Press series.

Chapter 2: General Literary Reference Sources

Research Guides:

General Postcolonial Literatures in English: Encyclopedias and Guides:

Literary Histories:

African Literatures in English: Encyclopedias and Companions:

Caribbean Literatures in English: Encyclopedias and Companions:

South Asian Literatures in English: Encyclopedias and Companions:

Biographical Sources:


Genre-Specific Sources:

Author-Specific Sources:

Chapter 4: Print and Electronic Bibliographies, Indexes, and Annual Reviews

General Literary Bibliographies, Indexes, and Annual Reviews:

Postcolonial Literature, Multiple Areas:

Postcolonial Literature, Area-Specific:


  • World Bibliographical Series


The Caribbean

South Asia

Chapter 6: Literary Reviews

Finding Reviews:

Author-Specific Reviews:

Chapter 7: Magazines and Newspapers

Identifying Newspapers and Magazines:



South Asia


Indexes to Periodical Content

  • Carindex: Social Sciences and Humanities
  • West Indian Social Sciences Index
  • Guide to Indian Periodical Literature: Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Index India
  • Index to Commonwealth Little Magazines
  • Index to South African Periodicals
  • A Bibliography of Literary Contributions to Nigerian Periodicals 1946-1972
  • Comprehensive Index to English-Language Little Magazines 1890-1970

Digital Archives of African, Caribbean, and South Asian Periodicals in English

Chapter 9: Manuscripts and Archives