McCarthy, Patrick J. Matthew Arnold and the Three Classes. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964, 257 p.
Provides an overview of Arnold's life and career.
Goodheart, Eugene. “The Function of Matthew Arnold: Arnold at the Present Time.” Critical Inquiry 9, no. 3 (March 1983): 451-68.
Considers the influence of Arnold and his works, including Culture and Anarchy.
Jasen, Patricia. “Arnoldian Humanism, English Studies, and the Canadian University.” Queen's Quarterly 95, no. 3 (autumn 1988): 550-66.
Examines Arnold's arguments in Culture and Anarchy as well as their influence.
Mazzeno, Laurence W. Matthew Arnold: The Critical Legacy. Rochester: Camden House, 1999, 170 p.
Presents an overview of critical responses to Arnold's works.
Mulhern, Francis. “Culture and Authority.” Critical Quarterly 37, no. 1 (spring 1995): 77-89.
Discusses Arnold's theory of authority in Culture and Anarchy.
Nash, Paul. Culture and the State: Matthew Arnold and Continental Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1966, 283 p.
Provides background and commentary on Arnold's works aimed at educating society.
Walcott, Fred G. The Origins of Culture & Anarchy: Matthew Arnold and Popular Education in England. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970, 161 p.
Examines Arnold's critical thoughts, discussing their background and meaning.
Additional coverage of Arnold's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, 1832-1890; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 32, 57; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British; DISCovering Authors: Canadian; DISCovering Authors: Modules, Most-studied Authors and Poets; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 5; Poetry for Students, Vol. 2; World Literature Criticism.