The Gale Database company has introduced Artemis Literary Sources, a new online site that provides an integrated search interface for its premier literary resources: Literary Resource Center (LRC), Scribner Writers, and Twayne’s Authors. In addition, Artemis provides enhanced workflow tools and features such as Term Frequency and Term Clusters that provide visual context to the distribution of search terms over time and literary works.
Use the Term Frequency page to generate an interactive graph based on the presence of your search terms as found in Artemis. Users can specify a range of publication years and select which Content Types to search. The results can be graphed either by the frequency of the search term (the number of documents per year) or its popularity (the percent of the total documents each year). The graph can then be used to retrieve search results.
The Term Clusters tool generates a visual representation of search results by topic and subtopic. The first 100 words of the first 100 search results per Content Type are analyzed for frequently occurring and related terms. Those terms that occur most frequently appear in the inner ring. Where applicable, topics in the inner ring are connected to a cluster of more specific terms on the outer ring. An arrow appears when a ring has additional terms to view. Hover the pointer over a term and it appears in the center of the circle for easy readability. Click on a term to view a list of matching documents to the right. Each results document displays an excerpt of the beginning text. Click a document title to view the full document on the Document page.
IntegratedDatabase Content in Artemis
Literature Resource Center
Gale’s Literature Resource Center consists of Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 124,000 writers; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 11,700 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars.
Scribners Writers Series
The Scribners Writers Series delivers online access to numerous Scribner publications: American Writers, African American Writers, Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome, British Writers, European Writers, Modern American Women Writers, Supernatural Fiction Writers, Writers for Young Adults and many others. In total the series contains more than 2,000 original, scholar-signed biocritical entries. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay, hyperlinks for cross-referencing, and biographical information that places the author’s work in personal and historical context. Many authors examined from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays.
Twayne Authors Series
The Twayne Authors Series is a literary reference resource that combines Twayne’s U.S. Authors, Twayne’s English Authors, and Twayne’s World Authorspublications. Each of these individual titles provides literary criticism for approximately 200 authors, bringing the total number of authors covered in the Series to nearly 600. All titles feature comment elements, such as a chronology, a biography, a comprehensive critical analysis, and an annotated bibliography.