Below is a list of some of the reference print titles and their call numbers that you can use in your research.
REF 031 ENC Encyclopedia Americana
REF 031 WOR World Book Encyclopedia
REF 803 MER Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.
REF 808.3 NOV Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels
REF 808.81 WOR Twentieth Century English and American Verse, 1900-1929 and 1930-1950
REF 809 MAG Magill's Survey of World Literature
REF 809.3 CRI Critical Survey of Drama
REF 809.3 CRI Critical Survey of Long Fiction
REF 809.04 TWE Twentieth-century Literary Criticism
REF 809.933 LIT Literary Themes for Students -- Race and Prejudice
REF 809.933 LIT Literary Themes for Students -- War and Peace
REF 809.93358 LIT The Literature of War
REF 810.9 AFR African American Writers
REF 810.9 AME American Ethnic Writers
REF 810.9 AME American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies
REF 810.9 CON Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography.
REF 810.9 GRE Great American Writers: Twentieth Century
REF 810.9 IDE Identities and Issues in Literature
REF 810.9 MAG Magill's Survey of American Literature
REF 810.9358 LIT Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
REF 820.3 OXF The Oxford Companion to English Literature.
REF 820.9 BRI British Writers
REF 820.9 GRE Great Writers of the English Language
REF 823.509 FAC The Facts on File Companion to the British Novel