Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Literary Reference Center  is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research and contains: 
  • full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth biographies)  
  • more than 460 literary journals  
  • more than 693,000 book reviews  
  • nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems  
  • more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories
  • more than 6,500 author interviews  
  • more than 8,200 classic texts and much more
In addition, Literary Reference Center  includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, and much more. (description taken from EbscoHost)

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