These lists include monographs only, though the Burns Collection has many copies of individual essays and journal articles dealing with Burns and his works. These articles can be found through a search of the library catalog.
First review of Burns’ Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect in The Lounger no. 97 (1786). Edinburgh: Printed for W. Creech, .
Wordsworth, William. A letter to a friend of Robert Burns. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. Signed presentation copy to Thomas Charles Rice.
Carlyle, Thomas. Robert Burns: from his fifth lecture on “Heroes and hero worship.” In New-Yorker vol. XI no. 6 (April 24, 1841).
Gairdner, M. S. Burns: an inquiry into certain aspects of his life and character and the moral influence of his poetry. London: Elliot Stock, 1886.
Ross, John D., ed. Early critical reviews on Robert Burns. Glasgow; Edinburgh: William Hodge & Co., 1900. Presentation copy to Andrew Munro, Esq.
MacDiarmid, Hugh. Burns today and tomorrow. Edinburgh: Castle Wynd Printers, 1959. Signed limited edition of 25; BYU copy is no. 16.
McGuirk, Carol, ed. Critical essays on Robert Burns. New York: GK Hall; London: Prentice Hall International, 1998.
Noble, Andrew, and Patrick Scott Hogg, eds. The Canongate Burns. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd., 2001.
McIlvanney, Liam. Burns the Radical: poetry and politics in eighteenth-century Scotland. East Linton: Tuckwell, 2002.
Carruthers, Gerard. The Edinburgh companion to Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Pittock, Murray, ed. Robert Burns in global culture. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011.