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Literature, Books & Reading

  • Contemporary Authors. Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography - Thomson Gale
    • Current edition. Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select collects more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog - OCLC
    • July, 1976 - present. Updated monthly. Contains over 380,000 citations to the publications of U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Congress.
  • Literature Resource Center - TexShare - Thomson Gale
    • Current edition. Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
  • Scribner's Scribner Writers - Thompson Gale
    • Most recent file. Gain access to 1,600 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world. Many authors in the Scribner Writers Series are seen from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays. Students can go directly to an entry on a specific author, combine search criteria for a much more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers.
  • Twayne's Authors Series- Thomson Gale
    • Most current file. The Twayne's Authors Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series --United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.
  • Twentieth Century Poetry - ProQuest
    • Most current file. This unparalleled collection includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 American poets and a collection of 598 volumes of poetry by 283 English poets from 1900 to the present.