Literature Resource Center Author biographies from Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Literary criticism essays from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Over 650,000 full text articles and 30,000 full text poems, short stories and plays.
Books on language and literature have call numbers in the 800's. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other English/literature books are located on the upper floor, left side.
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Literary Reference Center Plot summaries and work overviews, author biographies, critical essays, over 630,000 book reviews, plus 90,000 full text poems, short stories and classic texts. Includes the entire Masterplots and Masterplots II series. From EBSCOhost.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online Author biographies, work overviews, literary criticism essays, literary timeline, plus good coverage of literary themes and movements. From Facts on File.
Omnifile Full Text Mega Multidisciplinary database offering full text for 2300 journals and magazines. Strong coverage in the humanities.
CompPile Searchable inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies, dating from 1939 to present. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.