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Literature Resource Center
Author biographies, work overviews, literature criticism. Many of your results may be articles taken from journals or books and republished in this database. If you have a question about how to cite your sources, click here. Still not sure? Ask a Librarian!.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Has some criticism but will be better for biographical and background information on authors, works, literary themes, and eras.
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. Contains critical essays, author biographies, character entries, and synopses of literary works.
Literature Criticism Online
Literature criticism, including short story, poetry & drama. Although the primary purpose of this database is to present literary criticism, each entry is preceded by a 1-2 page biographical sketch and photo of the author. CAN NOT be cross-searched with the other Gale databases.
Scribner Writers Series
Blend of both biographical and literary analysis. Articles of about 20 pages incorporate views of major critics and include bibliographies.
Twayne Authors Series
Full-text of 600 books covering individual authors and their major works. Includes US, British and World authors series.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations to poems in collections; also includes some commentary and audio files of poetry readings.