Research Databases · Books & Literary Criticism

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Dictionary of Literary Biography
Nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Gale Artemis Literary Sources
One click access to four literary databases: Literature Criticism Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Humanities Full Text
This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
LitFinder
Access over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Also includes secondary materials like biographies and images.
Literary Reference Center
Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories
Literature Criticism Online
Cross-search an acclaimed series of literary criticism titles: Children’s Literature Review, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists from every age and literary discipline.
MLA International Bibliography
Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics
NoveList K-8 Plus
This database offers lots of ways for young readers to find great fiction titles, with thousands of book reviews, and features that allow you to search by plot, setting, series name, and favorite authors and titles. The "Teacher Resources" tab has lots of useful material for teachers and media specialists.
NoveList Plus
Looking for a good book? NoveList Plus includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book discussion guides, articles, recommended reads and features that allow you to search by author, title, series, plot, and genre.
Short Story Index
This database indexes (1984+) over 90,000 short stories from thousands of anthologies, collections, and periodicals. The full-text of over 4,000 short stories is also available.
Twayne’s Authors Online
In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements
WorldCat
Catalog of books and other materials (recordings, software, music scores, magazines, etc.) owned by libraries around the world. Millions of bibliographic records in over 400 languages.

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