- Provides over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets between 1600 to 1900.
- Based on the Bibliography of American Literature (Yale University Press, 1955-1991), but extensively supplemented with additional poets to provide a more thorough representation.
- First editions used whenever possible; later editions were selected if they were more inclusive.
- Where poems appeared in their original dialect in an earlier edition and standardized in a later edition, both forms have been included for comparison purposes.
- Poems originally published in periodicals have also been included.
Dates of Coverage: 1600-1900
Frequency of Updates: closed set, not updated
Truncation Symbol: *
Concurrent Users: unlimited
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