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Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier searches thousands of scholarly journals in all disciplines, and is a good place to begin research on almost any topic.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Biographical and critical essays on world literary figures from all eras and genres. Limited number of simultaneous users. Be sure to close when finished searching.
Essay & General Literature Index Retrospective
Essay & General Literature provides citations to essays, articles and other works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. This database covers the years between 1900 through 1984.
Literature Criticism Online
Extensive compilation of literary commentary available.
Literature Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of more than 90,000 authors, poets, journalists and other writers. Search by name, title, genre, literary movement or literary theme. Made available by ResearchIT CT.
Contains biographical essays of the 2,500 most studied authors. More than 8,500 writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays are featured. More than 400 comprehensive essays on specific literary genres, themes and settings round out the collection. Includes a cross-referenced glossary of 1,800 literary words and phrases. Collection includes Masterplots (12 volumes), Masterplots II (58 volumes), and Magill’s Book Reviews.
MLA International Bibliography
This database is an international index of books and journals. Covers modern languages, literature, linguistics, and folklore.
OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary)
Search the definitive dictionary of the English language, complete and continuously updated. Provides definitions, etymology, and history of usage with examples over time.
World Shakespeare Bibliography
Annotated bibliography of scholarly and popular materials on Shakespeare.
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