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Good place for biographies of authors or introductions to literary works. LRC provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
A good place for the beginning researcher, this database provides commentary on books and plays by the scholars of the day. Captures literary criticism and reception from when a work (play, novel, poem, literary work) was published to the present day.
Need Full Text? Criticism? This place has it all. With over 330,000 works of English and American literature, you can access and search full-text dramas, poems, and prose. LION also links to ABELL (see above for description) and provides citations and to some full-text articles in some of the academic journals. Remember, this site is good only for North American and English authors.
Designed for student readers, this database provides accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. All are collections of specially commissioned essays, shaped and introduced to appeal to student readers.
Includes citations for over 2.3 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Most UC dissertations published after 1997 available for download.