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Literature Databases


 

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Bloom's Literary Reference Online
http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ItemID=WE54&ID=19066
"Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature."+ Video Tutorial

Literary Reference Center - EBSCO

Literary Reference Center - EBSCO #
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s9753525&profile=lrc

"LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books . . . major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources [containing] detailed information on the most studied authors and their works . . . +"  Video Tutorial: Advanced Search

Literature Resource Center - Gale Cengage

Literature Resource Center - Gale Cengage
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nvrhsot?db=LitRC
This essential library of information on authors and literature features critical analysis, thematic lists, and biographies. It is a companion to print reference series: CLC, NCLC, and TCLC on our shelves.
Video Tutorials: Basic Search and Advanced Search

Granger's World of Poetry

Granger's World of Poetry
http://www.columbiagrangers.org/grangers/
Granger's World of Poetry includes 13,000 poems and 250,000 poetry citations. It also features commentaries, biographies, bibliographies, notes on form, and a glossary of literary terms. Video Tutorial: Advanced Search

Novelist Plus - EBSCO

Novelist Plus - EBSCO #
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s9753525&profile=novplus
This database lists fiction by topic. Readers can access lists of books on similar topics by entering the title of books they enjoyed to find "more like them." Longer articles discuss novels on topics such as time travel or fiction set in prehistoric Ireland.  Video Tour

Literature eBooks


 

Infobase: Bloom's eBooks

Infobase: Bloom's eBooks
http://ebooks.infobasepublishing.com

Salem Press Literature eBooks

Salem Press Literature eBooks
http://online.salempress.com/loginSuccess.do
Salem eBook: Guide

Virtual Reference Library - Gale

Virtual Reference Library - Gale
http://find.galegroup.com/gvrl/start.do?prodId=GVRL&usergroupname=nvrhsot
This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects.
Video tutorials: Basic Search, Advanced Search and Print: Tip Sheet


Academic Periodical Databases


 

JSTOR

JSTOR
A new subscription to JSTOR for journals, primary sources, and, now, books! Each user sets his or her own account for access. Visit the Library Media Center for details. Guided Tour

Academic Search Premier 

Academic Search Premier
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

Guided Tour

Mag Portal

Mag Portal
http://www.magportal.com
MagPortal provides full text articles from 150 magazines

English Language Dictionaries


 

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary
http://www.oed.com

Video Tour

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
http://mwu.eb.com

Guided Tour

World Folklore


 

World Folklore and Folklife

World Folklore and Folklife
http://folklore.greenwood.com/default.aspx

World & I : Language Arts

World & I : Language Arts
http://www.worldandischool.com/languagearts

"From Writers & Writing, Worldwide Folktales, and Poetry to Media in Review, Peoples of the World, and treatises on the fine and performing arts, it’s all available for you."

Power Searches


 

Power Search - Gale

Power Search - Gale
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nvrhsot
Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.
Video tutorials: Basic Search, or  Browse and Search

JerseyClicks

Jersey Clicks
http://www.jerseyclicks.org
Jersey Clicks searches 15 full-text databases, individually or simultaneously. The databases cover history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction


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