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Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)    full text   search help
Over 1,000 books, literary encyclopedias, and hundreds of literary journals.
Articles, criticism, reviews, and biographies covering over 130,000 writers.
Citations covering research in literature, linguistics, and folklore.
Coverage: 1980 - current
Academic OneFile (Gale)    full text   title list
Broad collection from leading journals, newspapers and reference sources.
Coverage: 1980 - current
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)    full text   search help
Nearly 4,500 multi-disciplinary journals covering most subjects.
Coverage: 1975 - current (earlier for some titles)
ARTFL Project    full text  
Nearly 2,000 classic works of French literature and non-fiction.
Coverage: Medieval - 20th century
Combine search of Gale's literary resources: Scribner, Twayne, and much more.
Biography in Context (Gale)    full text   title list
Biographical information about current and historical people.
Contemporary Authors (Gale)    full text  
Biographical and bibliographical information on U.S. and international authors.
Critical essays on contemporary authors now living or who died after 1959.
Credo Reference    full text   search help   title list
Over 470 full-text reference resources from 66 different publishers.
Bibliographic citations pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods.
Coverage: 400-1700
JSTOR    full text   search help   title list  
Arts & Science Collections I - IV offering over 500 full-text journals.
Coverage: 1800s - 1 to 5 years before current month (varies by title)
Searchable full-text archive containing every issue of the BBC magazine.
Coverage: 1929-1991
Detailed information on over 6,000 journals.
Access over 300 journal titles covering the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Coverage: varies (earliest date 1995) - current
The definitive authority on the etymology of words in the English language.
Scribner Writers Series (Gale)    full text   search help
Bio-critical scholarly essays covering world literature in 22 critical editions.
Twayne Authors Series (Gale)    full text   search help
Literary reference combining Twayne's U.S., English, and World Authors.
Search for books, journals and non-print materials.
WorldCat (OCLC)
Search millions of bibliographic records from libraries around the world.
Coverage: Before 1000 BC - current
Contemporary Novelists (Gale Virtual Reference)    full text  
Biographical analysis of contemporary novelists writing in English worldwide.
Coverage: 7th edition 2001
Contemporary Poets (Gale Virtual Reference)    full text  
Biographical analysis of contemporary English-language poets.
Coverage: 7th edition 2001
Over 70,000 ebooks, many published by leading academic presses, covering 16 key subject areas. Works best on a PC in IE.
Over 5,000 ebooks covering all major subject areas.
Coverage: Publication dates 1990 - current
Research Guide
Best resources chosen by a UML subject specialist librarian.