Almost all of these sets are included in Gale Literature Resource Center
Critical Survey of Short Fiction
Provides author biographies and analysis of their works. Authors arranged alphabetically.
Masterplots II. Short Stories
Arranged alphabetically by title, each includes a list of main characters, a synopsis of the story, themes and meanings of the story and comments on the style and techniques of the author.
Short Story Criticism
Criticisms of works of major short story writers of all eras and nationalities. There is a cumulative author index in each volume.
Short Story Writers
A bio-bibliographical reference guide to short story writers. Includes index.
Twentieth Century Short Story Explication
Contains interpretations of short stories found in books and periodicals. Continued by the annual bibliography in each summer issue of the journal Studies in Short Fiction.
Twentieth Century Short Story Explication: New Series
Continuation of the old series.