Research Databases

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American & English Full Text Literature Collections

A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.

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Literary Reference Source

This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of thousands of poems and short stories, literary journals, and respected literary reference works including MasterplotsMasterplots II, and the Salem Press Critical Surveys series.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Kids will enjoy this comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction.

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NoveList Plus

This comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction is designed to help you find what to read next. 

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