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Featured Database - Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center

Researching authors or their works? Start Here.

Get an A on your English term paper with this full-text 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.

This resource has content from scholarly journals and literary magazines including Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online.

Included in this powerful database:

  • More than 1 million full-text articles from over 450 scholarly journals and literary magazines
  • More than 75,000 critical essays
  • More than 11,000 overviews, plot summaries, and explications
  • More than 130,000 author biographies
  • More than 30,000 full-text contemporary poems, short stories and plays
  • 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. For related library recommendations, visit the Poetry LibGuide and the Writing a Research Paper LibGuide.

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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