The following annual publications provide narrative, analytic, and evaluative overviews of scholarly work published on specific authors or topics within a given year. They can be very helpful in identifying trends in critical discussion.
- American Literary Scholarship (2000 to present)
Older issues, 1963 - 1999, are available in print: BUTLER STACKS PS3.A47
An evaluative annual review in which various scholars survey the past year's scholarly work in American literature.
- Year's Work in English Studies (1921 to present)
"A narrative bibliography that records and evaluates scholarly writing on English language and on literatures written in English."
- Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (1991 to present)
A narrative bibliography that records and evaluates scholarly writing on critical and cultural theory.