Criticism: Overviews and Yearly Bibliographies
Within the Gale Literature Resource Center is contained most (but not all) of Gale's series on the history of criticism, including: CLASSICAL & MEDIEVAL LITERATURE CRITICISM, CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CRITICISM, DRAMA CRITICISM, POETRY CRITICISM, LITERARY CRITICISM FROM 1400 TO 1800, as well as the volumes for the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries (also in Reference). You must use the Advanced Search to get best results.
An index of scholarly books and articles on the literature of all languages, film studies, folklore, book history, Theatre, and other topics (indexes 1923 to current).
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
A 60 volume set that covers the entirety of British history.