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The ABC/CLIO Digital Collection is a collection of complete all searchable by keyword, subject, author, title, or any Boolean search method. It includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.

Academic Search Complete [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

Multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 8,200 journals in the collection. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. Academic Search Premier offers peer-reviewed full text journals and critical information from many sources unique to this database.

Coverage: Indexing for more than 8,000 publications, with full text for nearly 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available

African-American Poetry [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Coverage: Indexed from 1750 to 1900


Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

Coverage: Indexed from 1600 to 1900


Are you looking for a giant online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations and several subject specific titles? If yes, then check out the Credo Reference library. Credo Reference enables users to find authoritative answers to their reference questions really fast. It features content from hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects. Through Credo Reference you can gain access to approximately 3,189,327 entries, from 404 titles and 62 publishers.

eBooks Collection [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

eBooks Collection offers easy access to the full text of more than 22,000 refrence, scholarly, and professional full-text books online.


Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.

Coverage: Indexed from 600 to 1900

Faber Poetry Library [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath covering the seventy year history of this major publishing house.

Literary Reference Center Plus [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

Literary Reference Center Plus contains full text for 31,098 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, nearly 140,000 author biographies (including 20,000 in-depth bios), more than 430 literary journals, more than 605,000 book reviews, more than 60,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 15,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,200 author interviews, more than 7,100 classic texts and much more. Includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedias of American Literature, British Literature, & Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, and much more.

Literature Resource Center [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

The Literature Resource Center contains more than 371,000 full-text journal articles, 38,000 critical essays, and over 122,000 author biographies. It also includes Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring 10,000 definitions of literary terms as well as 4,329 work overviews, plot summaries and explications.


A readers' advisory service that is searchable by author, title, series name, and plot (including character, topic, time period, and setting) to retrieve descriptions, reviews, discussion guides, and feature articles related to books of interest. Readers may select from information provided to find similar books that appeal to them. Updated and expanded monthly, the service also includes author read-alikes, lists of award-winning fiction, and book lists arranged by genre and subgenre, feature articles, school content and more.

Coverage: Includes many book reviews


A selection of nearly 250 PBS programs, including films from award winning documentarian Ken Burns, and series such as Scientific American Frontiers, American Experience, and Frontline. These videos are available using video stream and require Adobe Flash Player Version 9.0 or higher.

Salem Press - Literature [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

Online access to many Salem Press literature references and the Salem Press Critical Insights reference series. Critical Insights titles include John Steinbeck, James Baldwin, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Death of a Salesman, All Quiet on the Western Front, To Kill a Mockingbird, and many others.

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over 6,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 46 poets.

Coverage: Indexed from 1901 to 1998

Twentieth Century American Poetry [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

Twentieth Century English Poetry [LITERATURE & CRITICISM]

Containing tens of thousands of works by 288 poets, Twentieth-Century English Poetry provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both established and emerging writers.

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