Research Databases by Subject - English / Literature  
  • Literature Resource Center
    Current and comprehensive online literature criticism, biographical information, reviews and reference, including 70,000 signed critical essays, 750,000 articles from more than 325 full-text academic journals and literary reviews, more than 140,000 author biographies and 5,000 interviews with contemporary writers.
  • Literature Resources
    Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • LitFinder
    Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more!
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    The MLA’s thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography; and a searchable directory of noted authors' names, with links to brief descriptive notes.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), dating back to the 1920s and containing over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing with listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, tracing the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

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