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General Databases

Databases covering a wide variety of English language and literature subjects.

  • MLA International Bibliography  
    The standard source for information on articles about English, literature, and literary criticism. WARNING: most articles are not full-text.
  • JSTOR  
    An excellent source for articles on literature and literary criticism, among other fields. A good place to find articles older than 1980.
  • Project Muse  
    A selective database including some of the most prestigious journals in the area of literary criticism, among others.
  • Literary Reference Center  
    An excellent resource for background information on authors and their works.
  • Literature Online  
    Also known as LION; a good source for literary criticism and the full texts of some poems, plays, and prose.
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
    Also known as the OED; the most comprehensive dictionary and word history resource for the English language.
  • Short Stories for Students
    Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes, and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Early English and Medieval Databases

Databases specialized in pre-1800 English resources.

Prose and Poetry Resources

  • American Poetry  
    Poems by American poets from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with criticism and biographical information. Part of Literature Online (LION).
  • African American Poetry  
    Poems by African American poets 1800-present. Part of Literature Online.
  • NoveList  
    Searchable subject terms, reviews, and notes for over 135,000 fiction titles.
  • Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)  
    Detailed indexing for over 100,000 short stories, with full text for thousands of them.

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