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Literature Online (LION) Full Text Icon

A library of English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journals, and criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center   Full Text Icon

Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

MLA via Literature Online (LION)

Research tool for the humanities indexing international scholarly materials on modern language, literature, linguistics, and folklore.



Ambrose Video (BBC Shakespeare Collection and History of Civil Rights in America)

Streaming video access to 37 BBC Shakesepare Plays and the series “A History of Civil Rights in America”

Contemporary Authors   Full Text Icon

Biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Contemporary Literary Criticism   Full Text Icon

An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors.

Dictionary of Literary Biography   Full Text Icon

Nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Drama for Students  Full Text Icon

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Based on the English Short Title Catalog, the 18th Century Collection Online contains over 180,000 titles in full text published in the UK in the 18th century

English Short Title Catalogue

A catalogue of holdings in more than 2000 libraries world-wide, including the British Library.

JSTOR Full Text Icon

Backfiles of scholarly publications including the full runs of each journal which allows viewing of the articles exactly as they appear in print.

Literature Criticism Online  Full Text Icon

Online edition of Gale's Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.

LitFinder   Full Text Icon

Access to more than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays and more.

Novels for Students  Full Text Icon

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Project MUSE Full Text Icon

Online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

Scribner Writers Series   Full Text Icon

Essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres.

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