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Literature and Reading

Interviews, biographies, book recommendations, reviews, discussion guides, cultural analysis and literary journals, plus tools to help children improve reading skills

Gale Literary Sources

Search for authors, genres, literary movements, and cultural analysis all in a single search environment.

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Library Literature

Search the Library Literature & Information Science Index and Library science citations with full text articles beginning in 2000.

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Literary Reference Center

Contains articles/essays of literary criticism, biographies, literary journals, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, book reviews, actor interviews, and classic novels.

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Literature Criticism

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews from classical to modern times.

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LitFinder

LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, short stories, speeches, and plays.

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NoveList Plus

Find that next great read! Sort by age level, popularity, curriculum-driven material, Recommended Reads, Book Discussion Guides, and searchable Award Lists. It also includes suggestions for audiobooks.

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Points of View Reference Center

Covers multiple sides of an issue with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint.

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Scribner Writers Series

Provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world and throughout all time periods.

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Something About the Author

Biographical guide to writers that examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and provides access to all volumes in a series.

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Twayne's Author Series

Provides critical introductions to the lives and works of writers of the world and insightful commentary on the influence of literary movements.

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World Catalog/First Search

The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages.

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