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The Gower Bibliography Online (GBO) is a joint effort of the John Gower Society and The University of Texas at San Antonio Library. For questions, additions, suggestions, or corrections, please contact Mark Allen at mark.allen@utsa.edu.

The GBO was designed and made available in 2007. It includes the bibliographical information printed in The John Gower Newsletter (JGN), information compiled by Professor Peter Nicholson (abbreviated PN in individual entries) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, covering the years 1980 to the present. This information is updated annually. Materials from before 1980 have been contributed by Conrad van Dyk (abbreviated CvD in individual entries) of Concordia University College in Edmonton, Alberta. Other contributors include R.F. Yeager (RFY) of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Candace Barrington (CB) of Central Connecticut State University, Ana Saez Hidalgo (ASH) of the University of Valladolid, Michael P. Kuczynski of Tulane University, Brian W. Gastle (BWG) of Western Carolina University, Tim W. Machan (TWM) of the University of Notre Dame), Roger A. Ladd (RAL) of the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Yoshiko Kobayashi of the University of Tokyo, and Mark Allen (MA) of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Frequently recurring abbreviations include the following:

Confessio Amantis
Cinkante Balades
Cronica Tripertita
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Dante's Divine Comedy
Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae
Mirour de l'Omme
The Romance of the Rose, by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun
Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
Vox Clamantis