Academic Search Complete

Multi-disciplinary scholarly resource with full-text articles from over 10,000 sources, covering social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language & linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

Book Review Digest Plus

Brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics from thousands of sources. Book Review Digest Plus provides access to concise, critical evaluations for books with subject coverage in areas such as art, biography, business, education, history, the humanities, literature, music, religion, science & technology, the social sciences, and many more.

Choice Reviews Online

Reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.

Contemporary Authors

Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on all of the more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series. Updated monthly, Contemporary Authors allows users to search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors, and more.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series.

Early English Books Online

Features full facsimile access to 96,000 titles catalogued in three classic works of early English scholarship. The individual titles are included in these works: Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue, Wing's Short-Title Catalogue, and Thomason Tracts. The titles are searchable (author, title, printer, publication date, type of illustration, and LC subject headings).

Essay and General Literature Index

Topics covered include art history & criticism, architecture & architectural history, archaeology, antiques, museum studies, graphic arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, folk art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, decorative arts, costume design, television and video, motion pictures, advertising art, non-western art, textiles, and much more.

Gale Literary Databases

Source for authors and their works (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism). May simultaneously search: Contemporary Authors; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select; and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Humanities Full Text

Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals dating as far back as 1984. Provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.


Back volumes for 160 journals providing complete coverage of journals from first issues, but not the most current 3-5 years. General subject areas include Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology.

Literary Reference Center

Provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Contains plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, literary criticisms, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, classic texts, and much more.

Literature Resource Center

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. May simultaneously search multiple databases, including Scribner Writers Series, Twayne's U.S., English & World Authors, etc.

Literature Criticism Online

Largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. The scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. In an online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Largest dictionary of English in the world and is the acknowledged authority on the development of the English language over the last fifteen hundred years. It traces the evolution of over 600,000 words, demonstrating changing usage through over 2.5 million quotations.

Periodicals Index Online

Indexes over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals published from as early as 1770 to the present in the humanities and social sciences.

Play Index

Searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. Covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); and cast type.

Project Muse

Full text of 350+ journal titles from 40+ scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Scribner Writers Online

Shakespeare Collection

Extensive collection of authoritative materials supporting literary, textual, historical, and performance studies. Resources include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference.

Short Story Index

Aims to index all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year, covering all literary genres. Approximately 200+ books are captured per year, including approximately 3,000-4,000 chapters/stories.

Something About the Author

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images.

Theatre in Video

Contains definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with film documentaries, online in streaming video.

Twayne's Authors Online


Has over 52 million bibliographic records of books, websites and Internet resources, computer programs, films and slides, journals, magazines, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, newspapers, sound recordings, and videotapes.