Literature Databases


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Literature Resource Center

Contains literary criticism and biographical information of authors and their works. Includes Twaynes Author Online. Similar to Literary Reference Center.
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Artemis Literary Sources

Cross-searches literary criticism and biographies in Gale literary databases. Includes Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, MLA Bibliography, Twaynes Authors Series, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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JSTOR

Offers scholarly journal articles in art, business, language & literature, mathematics, music, ecology, and botany.
Full text: Yes

Academic Search Complete

Contains literary criticism from journal articles, abstracts, magazine articles, and author reviews. Similar to Academic One File.
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Project MUSE

Collection of humanities and social science journal articles.
Full text: Yes

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For Author Biographies see Biography subject page.

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

Covers literary works of short fiction produced by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora, from the earliest times to the present.
Full text: Yes

Caribbean Literature

Comprehensive literary collection of Caribbean poetry and fiction from nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Full text: Yes

Columbia Grangers World of Poetry

Offers the literary works of several great poets and can be used to locate the book(s) that a poem was published in.
Full text: Yes

Essay and General Literature Index

Index to essays and articles published in anthologies and collections.
Full text: Yes
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Essay and General Literature Retrospective

Essays and other articles found in anthologies and collections in the humanities and social sciences from 1900-1984. Includes literary works, drama, and film.
Full text: Yes
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Collection of subject encyclopedias. Includes the For Students series (Drama, Poetry, Short Stories, and Novels).
Full text: Yes
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Humanities Source

Articles from journals and magazines in the humanities. Includes art, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, literary criticism, music, the performing arts, philosophy and religion.
Full text: Yes
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Latino Literature

Collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama related to Hispanic and Latino countries.
Full text: Yes

Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism, biographies, and overviews of authors and their works. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature. Similar toLiterature Resource Center.
Full text: Yes
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MLA International Bibliography

Provides citations for journal articles, books, and dissertations covering language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory & criticism, and the dramatic arts.
Full text: Yes
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Salem Press

The Critical Insights series: ebooks of literary essays on many American and international authors, important works of literature, literary themes and genres; Critical Surveys of Long Fiction; Critical Surveys of Short Fiction; Cyclopedia of Literary Characters; and Masterplots. A great place to start literature research.
Full text: Yes

Scribner’s Writers Online

Critical essays on the lives and works of important authors.
Full text: Yes
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Shakespearean Literature Criticism Online

Literary criticism of Shakespeare’s works. E-mail link option only allows for citations to be sent. Save articles to the local desktop and attach to your e-mail, or save articles onto a flash drive.
Full text: Yes
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Short Story Criticism

Provides both historical and recent literary criticism of well-known short stories as well biographical information about their authors. (Note: The e-mail link option only allows for the citation to be sent. To send or save the article, use a flash drive or save to the local desktop and attach to an e-mail.)
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Short Story Index

Used to identify the book or journal that a short story was published in from 1984 to the present.
Full text: No
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Twayne’s Authors Online

Biographical information and literary criticism of authors from all time periods. Also found in the Literature Resource Center.
Full text: Yes
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