ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE DATABASES
Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale/Infotrac) – critical essays on contemporary authors
Drama Online trial
A digital library of plays and playwrights, providing contextual and critical background information through scholarly works and practical guides
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Information about authors and their works from antiquity to the present day. Sources include books, journals, literary encyclopedias, and other reference works.
Literary Reference Center Enhanced Interface (EBSCO)
Information about authors and their works in a highly graphical interface. Sources include books, journals, literary encyclopedias, and other reference works.
Literature Network – searchable online literature including over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. The quotations database contains over 8500 quotes.
Literature Resource Center (Gale/Infotrac) - author biographies and information on their works, critical essays and reviews
Magill's Literary Annual - Reviews of fiction and non-fiction books published from 1977 to present.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) – bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations with links to many full text articles
Oxford Reference Online: Literature – find definitions, summaries, biographical profiles, and more from Oxford reference titles. Please log out when you are finished searching. Our subscription allows one user at a time.
Play Index (EBSCO) - Search plays written from Antiquity to the present. Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.
OTHER DATABASES COVERING ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Academic OneFile (Gale/Infotrac) – scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) – scholarly database containing peer–reviewed journals Book
Biography in Context (Gale/Infotrac) – biographies, related full–text articles from periodicals, as well as images and links to web sites
Jenks Book Review Index – search for book reviews across EBSCO databases
JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.
BPL Literature Resources
Boston Public Library (BPL) electronic resources are available to anyone who lives, works, or is a student in Massachusetts. You must first take a few minutes to sign up for a BPL eCard.
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