Literature

Book Review Digest Plus Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Brings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music and more with coverage back to 1983. 

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Essay and General Literature Index Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. 

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Gale Literary Databases Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

Includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Presents complete and up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 130,000 U.S and international authors. Provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all ears and genres. Offers full text critical essays on over 800 contemporary authors and their works, with biographical, critical, principle works, and further information for study. 

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Humanities Full-Text Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more. 

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Literary Reference Center Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

Provides information on thousands of authors and their works through an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, author interviews and more. 

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Literature Resource Center Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

Provides literature criticism, detailed biographies and bibliographies, social and historical context, and facilitates the study of literary movements, genres, and themes. 

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Play Index Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.
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Salem Literature Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Provides access to a collection of literary criticism books, including titles from the Critical Insights series of authors and their works. Users can search for specific authors and works, or browse through a list of topics. *If you are outside the library, a password is required to use this database. Please call 281-478-7208 during library hoursfor information.

Scribner Writers Online Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

Features nearly 2,200 biographical and critical essays on over 1,400 important writers from around the world, often from multiple viewpoints to provide differing perspectives. Fifteen topic overviews from Mystery and Suspense Writers complement this rich biographical and critical coverage. Content is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center and available in eBook format in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. 

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Serials Directory Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

This database provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 250,000 U.S and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including email and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry. 

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Short Story Criticism Online Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

An electronic version of Short Story Criticism - This resource gives critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction, including overviews of the critical response of their work.

Short Story Index Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies. 

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Twayne's Authors Online Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

Literary critical interpretation of approximately 600 authors, along with the content of 600 books taken from the series United State Authors, World Authors and English Authors. Content is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center and available in eBook format in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. 

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Twentieth Century Poetry Collections Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

An essential collection of poetry that provides readers an unparalleled survey of the movements, schools and distinctive voices of modern and contemporary poetry. *If you are outside the library, have your library barcode & password ready to enter. Then under E-Source Targets, select Twentieth Century Poetry Collection.

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