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English and Literature

  • Gale Literary Sources**
    A search tool that simultaneously searches Literature Resource Center, Twayne’s Authors Series, the Gale Virtual Reference Library and LitFinder. Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. In addition, it provides the full-text of over 150,000 poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays.
  • Humanities Source**
    Offers full text articles and books from around the world with special focus on literature, philosophy, the arts, history and culture. Provides articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, films, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas and more.
    Provides full-text, scholarly articles in several disciplines including literature and philosophy. Includes the complete run of issues, providing articles over 100 years old. For many titles, the content of the most recent 3-5 years is not included.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Provides meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.


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