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Research Databases: Literature

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Literary Criticism Articles select to expand list

  • Gale Literature Resource Center
    (Gale) Full-text journal articles, critical essays, work overviews & summaries, and author biographies from authoritative sources.
  • Gale Literature Criticism
    (Gale) Presents full-text literary criticism on the works of writers of all nations, cultures, and time periods. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, newspapers, pamphlets, and scholarly papers.
  • Bloom's Literature
    (Infobase) Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.
  • Literary Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Criticisms, synopses, and reviews of authors and their works, full text poems, short stories, and classic novels, as well as full text from over 400 literary journals.
  • JSTOR  
    (Ithaka Harbors) Includes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
  • Project MUSE  
    (Johns Hopkins University Press)  Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
  • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
    (Gale) Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.
  • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series
    (Gale) Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.
  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) A scholarly multi-disciplinary database that provides full text, indexing, and abstracts of articles, videos and images from journals, magazines and newspapers.

Reference & Overviews select to expand list

  • Bloom's Literature
    (Infobase) Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center
    (Gale) Full-text journal articles, critical essays, work overviews & summaries, and author biographies from authoritative sources.
  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • Gale eBooks
    (Gale) Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (LSC-Kingwood)
    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It includes present-day meanings and the history of individual words, and of the language.

Literary Texts & Indexesselect to expand list

  • Play Index
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Indexes thousands of plays and over 600 monologues written or translated since antiquity and published from 1949 to present.
  • Short Story Index
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Indexes some 117,000+ stories in over 4,200 collections and anthologies, including full text for almost 5,000 stories back to 1984.
  • Gale Literature: LitFinder
    (Gale) Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.
  • Twentieth Century American Poetry
    (ProQuest/Chadwyck) Over 50,000 complete poems by over 300 different American poets since 1900.
  • Twentieth Century English Poetry
    (ProQuest/Chadwyck) Tens of thousands of complete poems by over 280 different English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Commonwealth poets since 1900.

E-Booksselect to expand list

Videosselect to expand list

  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • Films on Demand 
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
  • Digital Theatre+
    (Digital Theatre Plus). Go behind the scenes of theater productions worldwide with additional commentary, interviews, and production notes linked to full-length videos of plays, opera, dance, and other performances.
  • Kanopy
    (Kanopy) Classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries in streaming video. Includes Media Education Foundation Collection.
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  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.


TexShare databases Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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