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"Classroom aids include lists of topics for discussion, ideas for research papers, and critical sources and media adaptations, making the work an excellent resource for teachers as well as for students. Both school and public libraries would be well advised to purchase this updated version."
-- School Library Journal, April 2008

"Although designed for use by high school students and college undergraduates, the format will appeal to the general reader while the scholarly material makes it a good reference set for scholars. Teachers especially will find the suggestions for projects and research useful."
-- ARBA, 2008

"Now increased from one to three volumes, this edition of an indispensable guide to literary and interpretive criticism is an alphabetical march through Shakespear's canon. This set is a dream come true for researchers and is equally effective as introductory background information for both students and teachers. Also available as an e-book, this standard reference shoud be in every collection that supports high-school or undergraduate programs."
-- Booklist, January 2008

"The essays in Drama for Students offer students an excellent starting point and give them a solid grounding for further exploration. In fact, many students will think they have died and gone to 'research heaven' after finding these books in the reference stacks."
-- Against the Grain (April 1998), review of Drama for Students

"Extremely useful for assignments, but also may very well spark a love of poetry."
-- School Library Journal (May 1998), review of Poetry for Students

"A valuable addition to academic libraries at all levels."
-- CHOICE (October 1992), review of Shakespeare for Students

"The clear writing style, thorough coverage of each novel, excellent organization of guides and attractive, easy-to-read layouts all serve to make this a welcome source for students needing to do literary research. The organization, writing style that is geared to meet curricular needs are features that make Novels for Students a series that will be welcome in libraries serving youth."
-- American Reference Books Annual 1999, review of Novels for Students

"Will be welcomed as a valuable resource for teaching and learning about short stories. This newest Gale series is a welcome, if not long overdue, reference work that will certainly see high use in school libraries."
-- VOYA (June 1998), review of Short Stories for Students