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20th Century Poetry (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Includes two, distinct collections of British and American poetry. The American poetry database includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets. The British collection includes more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day.

Academic Search Complete (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,990 journals and a total of more than 10,400 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals.

Artemis Literary Resources (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

EBSCOHost Web (All EBSCO) (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Includes MasterFILE Premier, indexing 2,700 general reference, business, health, social science, education, science, humanities and news and current events titles (coverage from 1/84). 1,800 titles have searchable full text (coverage from 1/90). Also includes Clinical Reference Systems, Health Source Plus, (full text for 255 health periodicals) and USP DI Volume II, Advice for the Patient, etc.

Book Review Digest (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson) (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Essay and General Literature Index from H.W. Wilson provides access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in over 5,000 anthologies and collections. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film. Coverage: 1985 to present

Library, Informance Science, and Technology Abstracts (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s

Literary Reference Center (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and more. This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Literature Resource Center (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Research literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.

MasterFILE Premier (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 1,950 general reference, business, consumer, health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. It also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, 84,500 biographies, 100,500 primary source documents, and an image collection of 202,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Novelist K-8 (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Novelist K-8 is a fiction database especially designed with children in grades K-8 in mind

Novelist Plus (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    NoveList provides reviews, recommended reads and book discussion guides for fiction and nonfiction titles.

Play Index (H.W. Wilson) (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present in the convenient electronic form that patrons prefer. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

Scribner Writers Online (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    The acclaimed Scribner Writers series provides students, teachers, and other researchers access to more than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods.

Short Story Index (H. W. Wilson) (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    Short Story Index indexes short stories published in anthologies, collections and periodicals, including full text of almost 5,000 stories. Search by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique, and source. Coverage dates: Indexing 1984-present, “select” Full Text 1994-present

Twayne's Authors Online (Login Required - click here to access your account)
    This series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres. This eBook resource features the content of nearly 900 books from six print series — U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, and updated editions of U.S. Authors, World Authors and English Authors.


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