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English and World Literature

Research Tip: For literary criticism of a novel, poem, play, or story, try starting with Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis Literary Sources)

Academic Search Complete
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(EBSCOhost) This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 publications, including more than 7,300 scholarly journals. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Some content goes back as far as 1887. Highly recommended for all academic subjects.

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Books in Print
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Information and reviews for in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audio books, and videos.

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Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
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Contains the full text of 250,000 widely-read poems, in the English language, as well as Spanish, French, German, and Italian poems. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin.

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Credo Reference: Language
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Credo Reference: Literature
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DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
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This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
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A digital archive covering the period of Enlightenment in Great Britain between 1701 and 1800. Includes a variety of materials: books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons and printed ephemera-with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors. Includes ECCO 2.

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This bibliographic database cites essays and articles contained in anthologies and collections published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.

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Gale Literary Index
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A master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It provides access to author and title listings in the various collections (List of indexed books in the LaGuardia Library [PDF]).

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Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis Literary Sources)
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Formerly Literature Resource Center. Full-text access to author biographies, literary criticism, bibliographies, and timelines of literary and historical events. Includes Full text access to the entire Shakespearean Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, and Short Story Criticism collections, as well as Twayne Author Series. Searchable by author and by the title of the work.

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Gale Virtual Literature Collection
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Full text of a variety of literature reference books.

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Gale Virtual Women's Studies Collection
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Full-text access to ebooks covering women's studies

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Humanities Source
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Full-text humanities articles (literary, scholarly and creative thought) from 1907 to the present.

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JSTOR
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Interdisciplinary collection of over 1,000 academic journals. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available. However, users can search this material and link to other online source for access to content. JSTOR is mobile device friendly.

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LGBT Life with Full Text
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Contains all of the content from the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than full-text monographs and books.

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MagillOnLiterature Plus
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Includes critical analyses and brief plot summaries (from the Masterplots series) of literary works, as well as author biographies and essays. (1976-present) (100% Full Text)

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MLA International Bibliography (now part of Gale Literary Sources)
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Includes academic disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, film and the dramatic arts. Provides searchable access to more than two million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and scholarly Web sites. From the Modern Language Association. (1926-present)

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online
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"A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century."

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Project Muse
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A collection of 400 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines including: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more. Can be cross-searched with JSTOR. (1990s-present) (100% full-text)

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Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels (volumes I and II)
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"Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels."

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Asian American Fiction
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Some resources for doing background research on Asian American studies, history and finding literary criticism about specific authors.

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Comic Books and Graphic Novels
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A library research guide to help write about comics/manga. This is a work-in-progress, so please let us know if you have any suggestions.

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Japanese American Internment
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A library research guide created to support English classes studying texts such as John Okada's No-No Boy.

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