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Discovering Collection
Content covers history, literature, biography, science, and social studies. Resources include primary sources, essays, critical analyses, biographies, creative works, and multimedia. more info.

Literature Resource Center
Provides biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Topics covered include English, Modern Languages, Ancient History and Classics, Women's Studies, and Cultural Studies. Coverage goes back to 1400. more info.

NoveList Plus
Search for descriptions of fiction and nonfiction titles. Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and reviews. more info.

Play Index
Indexes plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. Covers plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Searchable by title, author, subject, culture, style, genre, and cast type. more info.

Salem Literature
Using the Magill's Literary Annual series, covers fiction and nonfiction. Includes classic and current criticism, original analysis, biographical information, photographs. more info.

 

Websites

Cliffs Notes 
Free online literature study guides, as well as guides for several other subjects.

Literary Criticism Collection 
Includes critical and biographical Web sites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. Also includes links to other sources on the web.

Shmoop Literature 
Shmoop wants to make you a better lover (of literature, poetry and writing).  Shmoop study guides are written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students, and other good reliable sources.

SparkNotes 
Online study guides on literature and other subjects, written by Harvard subject specialists.



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