Literary Reference Center: Main Edition

This full-text database provides a spectrum of information on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researches a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. 

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  • Nearly 30,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • Nearly 22,000 author biographies
  • Nearly 330 literary journals
  • More than 700,000 book reviews
  • Nearly 80,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • Nearly 20,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • More than 7,100 author interviews

Author Biographies, Full-text Essays, and Much More

Literary Reference Center: Main Edition features a collection of author biographies, full-text essays, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.

In addition, Literary Reference Center: Main Edition includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of LiteratureContinuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes),  The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, and much more.


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