Literature & Poetry

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Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center provides a collection of author biographies, plot summaries, and critical analyses of literary works from literary reference books, monographs, magazines & journals, and other publications.

Additional Resources

Book Review Digest PlusBook Review Digest Plus compiles book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources including newspapers, review journals, and popular magazines.

Chadwyck-HealyChadwyck-Healy 20th Century American Poetry is a collection which allows readers a survey of the movements, schools and distinctive voices of modern and contemporary American poetry.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Essay and General Literature IndexThe Essay and General Literature Index contains indexed essays and other writings contained in collections of essays and other works. Focuses on art history & criticism, architecture & architectural history, archaeology, antiques, museum studies, graphic arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, folk art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, decorative arts, costume design, television and video, motion pictures, advertising art, non-western art, textiles and much more.

Gale Books and AuthorsAnswer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

Gale Scribner Writer SeriesBrowse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

Gale OneFile Fine ArtsSearch millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Humanities Full TextHumanities Full Text contains provides access to articles, bibliographies, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

Play Index

Play Index contains approximately 34,000 plays published individually or in collections dating from 1949 to present time and includes over 600 monologues from playwrights such as Aeschylus, William Shakespeare, Moliere, Anton Checkhov, Tennessee Williams and many more.

Twentieth Century English PoetryA collection of 598 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to 2000, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Thom Gunn, Fleur Adcock, Paul Muldoon, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating poets from The Faber Poetry Library.