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English Literature Research Databases

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ACLS Humanities eBooks

Includes eBooks in the Humanities fields (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) from common authors and titles to the more obscure.

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson) (NEW)

Provides citations for works in the field of literature from collections of essays and miscellaneous sources from the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson) (NEW)

Incorporates scholarly content from hundreds of journals along with reviews of many kinds of books, performances, and events.


Provides searchable full text of the complete back files for hundreds of important scholarly journals in a broad spectrum of topics and disciplines. Coverage generally includes the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent 3-5 years (current issues are not available in JSTOR).

Literary Reference Center Plus (NEW)

Offers information from respected reference works, books, and literary journals & magazines as well as study guides and literary videos.


Contains primary, international literature content, including poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Can search by keyword, author, subject, work title, and more.

MagillOnLiterature Plus (NEW)

Includes literary plots, critical analyses, biographies, and author information from Salem Press's respected Magill series.

MLA International Bibliography

Provides citations for scholarly research in international fields of literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Other materials indexed include books, dissertations, book chapters, and essay collections. No abstracts are provided.

Play Index (H.W. Wilson) (NEW)

Searches thousands of plays. Search by title, author, subject, style, genre, and cast type.

Project Gutenburg

Free eBooks that are culturally valuable in the United States and free from copyright law restrictions on publication and use.

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson) (NEW)

Attempts to index all the important collections and anthologies of short stories.

Last revised September 27, 2016 - 07:38 AM