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Featured Resource: Literary Reference Center Plus

by Daniel Fitzroy on 2017-11-27T11:04:35-05:00

Literary Reference Center Plus

Providing researchers with a wide range of literary reference works, Literary Reference Center Plus includes full-text resources focusing on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature and children's literature. This database also includes volumes of fantasy/science fiction, contemporary literature, world philosophy and religious literature, and literary study guides covering American Literature, English Literature and literary genres.

Subjects: English, American Literature, English Literature, Genre Literature, Poetry, Children’s Literature, Religious Literature, Drama, and more!

Content:  Title List

  • More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • More than 87,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • Nearly 260,000 author biographies
  • More than 650 literary journals
  • More than 2,700 reference books
  • More than 900,000 book reviews
  • Nearly 150,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 34,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • More than 11,000 author interviews
  • More than 7,400 classic novels
  • More than 360 critical essays about popular young adult (YA) literature titles
  • More than 150 Critical Insights volumes.

Full-Text: Yes (see above).

Date Coverage: 1800 to present; coverage varies by title.

Mobile Friendly: Yes, responsive site and mobile apps.

Special Features:

  • Full text for classic and contemporary poems
  • Informational texts on numerous literary genres, themes and forms, as well as critical essays on specific works and authors
  • Critical essays about popular young adult (YA) literature titles, including film analyses
  • New contemporary literature titles from Salem Press, including:
    • Critical Survey of Shakespeare’s Sonnets that provides historical context and analysis for 25 of the Bard's sonnets
    • Introduction to Literary Context series that introduces students to great works of literature (such as The Cask of Amontillado, Frankenstein, The Bell Jar and Heart of Darkness), providing historical context and illuminating key concepts and vocabulary
  • Full-text literary journals and magazines — including AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Five Points, Paris Review, River Teeth, Subtropics, and Witness — featuring thousands of essays, fiction and poetry
  • 34 interactive literary study guides that allow students to explore novels and plays by American and British writers and understand the characteristics of different genres and various techniques used by writers. Study guides are available for Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, Lord of the Flies, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Great Gatsby, as well as "Irony, Parody, and Satire and "Novels and Short Stories"
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, and The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story
  • Literary glossary featuring more than 1,700 terms
  • Research guides.

Tutorials:

Try Literary Reference Center Plus today!


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