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Literature Related Databases
Search Literature collections for articles about the author, story, and characters.
Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
Access biographies, critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors and their works from major reference titles. Also provides selected magazine articles and websites of various authors.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collection This link opens in a new window
Biography in Context This link opens in a new window
Researching an author's life can provide context and help to reveal the underlying meaning of a story or poem.
Bloom's Literature This link opens in a new window
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Literary Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
Short Stories for Students This link opens in a new window
This collection is a guide to understanding the most studied short stories. It provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. It also includes discussions of plot, characters, themes, and structure as well as the story’s culture and historical significance.
Poetry for Students This link opens in a new window
This database collection is a guide to understanding the most studied poems. It features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. It also provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form, and construction. The databases provides information on media adaptations, suggested readings on similar themes and topics, as well as classroom aides.
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