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New! This online tutorial features three literature databases: Literature Resource Center, Magillon Literature Plus, and MLA International Bibliography.

Hover your mouse over a database title for a detailed description.


AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, 1760-1900 Full-text poems by African-American poets of the 18th and 19th centuries.

AMERICAN POETRY Works of influential American poets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century.

ENGLISH POETRY Contains poems in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century by writers from the British Isles.

ENGLISH VERSE DRAMA Contains named and anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century, through the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, to the end of the nineteenth century.

FILMS ON DEMAND ENGLISH & LITERATURE Look to the right of the screen to click under Narrow Results to select as needed.


LITERATURE ONLINE (LION) A searchable library of over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with criticism and reference resources including full-text journals, the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, biographies and more.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. (Librarian's Pick!)

MAJOR 21ST-CENTURY WRITERS Biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on influential authors at the turn of the 21st century.

MERLOT LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE A collection of databases created to be used by students. The sites have been reviewed and can supplement your assignments.

MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, and dissertations in language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY Contains the entire text of the Oxford English Dictionary, including definitions for most words in the English language and word origins and quotations.

SCRIBNER WRITERS ONLINE Literary research on authors; includes volumes from the Scribner sets American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers.

TWAYNE'S AUTHORS ONLINE Literary research on authors and literary works; includes volumes from the Twayne sets U.S. Authors, World Authors, English Authors, Masterworks Series, and Short Fiction Series.



ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database covering all academic areas of study.

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES FULL-TEXT Official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress. Full-text for most dissertations since 1997.

HUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL COMPLETE Journals, books, and other resources in the humanities.

JSTOR Database of scholarly, full-text articles in Arts & Sciences and Life Sciences.

OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE Over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

PROJECT MUSE High quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.


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