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Literature Resource Center

Researching authors or their works? Start Here.

Literature Resource Center

Get an A on your English term paper with this powerful database. This is the first source you should go to for literary research because you won't find this kind of information on the Web. You can connect to Literature Resource Center from home too.

Literature Resource Center has content from many reference sources including Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online.

Included in this powerful resource:

  • more than 850,000 full-text journal articles from over 390 literary journals
  • more than 75,000 critical essays
  • more than 11,000 overviews, plot summaries, and explications
  • more than 130,000 author biographies
  • 10,000 definitions of literary terms.

Search by keyword, author name, title, genre, literary movement, literary themes, or combine search criteria for a customized search.

You can use the Research Guide to help you get ideas and organization for your paper. There is also a "How to Cite" feature to help you cite your sources in MLA or ALA styles.

This resource is found in the Books & Literature section of the Online Databases. Pair this database with our Writing a Research Paper LibGuide for even more research success.

Available with your library card and PIN from all library computers and from your home or office computer. For more information about applying for a library card, visit Get Your Card.

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