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Literature Databases

Bloom's Literature

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

"Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in literature."+ 

Literary Reference Center - EBSCO

Literary Reference Center - EBSCO #

"Information from over 1,000 books . . . literary encyclopedias and reference works, literary journals and unique sources [with] detailed information on the most studied authors and their works . . ."+  

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center - Gale Cengage

Library of information on authors and their works features critical analysis, thematic lists, and biographies. 

Granger's World of Poetry

Granger's World of Poetry

Includes 13,000 poems and 250,000 poetry citations, also  commentaries, biographies, and a glossary of literary terms. 

Novelist Plus - EBSCO

Novelist Plus - EBSCO #

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.

Literature eBooks


Infobase: Bloom's eBooks

Infobase: Bloom's eBooks

Salem Press

Salem Press Literature eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual Reference Library - Gale

This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects.

Academic Periodical Databases




Articles from journals, primary sources, and books.
Each user sets his or her own account for access. Visit the Library Media Center for details. 

Academic Search Premiere 

Academic Search Premier

Mag portal

Mag Portal

Full-text articles from 150 magazines.

English Language Dictionaries


Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Merriam Webster's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Power Searches


Gale Power Search

Power Search - Gale

Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.


Jersey Clicks

Jersey Clicks searches 15 full-text databases, individually or simultaneously, covering history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction.

Writer's Reference Center

 Writer's Reference Center
Writer's Reference Center

"a convenient one-stop location for  the tools to write and research effectively. From grammar to style and research, this resource covers the fundamentals of quality writing and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay."+

+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library