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LITERATURE RESEARCH

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Critical Survey of Long Fiction
Profiles of major writers of long fiction as well as analyses of their significant novels and novellas.
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Critical Survey of Poetry, 4th Edition
Critical essays covering 845 poets from 40 countries throughout history.
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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
Millions of images of documents and books printed in America between Jamestown and 1800.
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Early English Books Online
Full-text of books printed in English from 1473-1700.
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Literary Reference Center
A full-text literary reference database with information combined from literary reference works, journals, and books.
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Masterplots, Fourth Edition
"Masterplots provides fundamental reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of English-language and world literature that has been translated into English. The essays are in alphabetical order by title, and each includes an annotated bibliography to aid readers in further study."
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MLA International Bibliography
"MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers."
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Oxford English Dictionary
All 20+ volumes of the print OED available full-text and searchable online. With over 290,000 entries, this is considered the definitive work of the English language.
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ProQuest Research Library
Contains the citations and abstracts of over 1,000 titles in the broad areas of social sciences and law. Of those 1,000 titles, 710 provide users with full-text, images and graphics online. Indexing and full-text coverage begins in the early 1990s for most titles.

Apmonia - A Site for Samuel Beckett
Biographical information along with criticisms, reviews, and papers on the man and his work.
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Beloit Poetry Journal
Full-text of issues available online from the start of the publication in 1950.

Edsitement: Best of the Humanities on the Web
Collections of quality websites for all areas of the humanities: art & culture; language & language arts; foreign language; and history & social studies. Also has over 250 lesson plan topics for all grade levels. Maintained by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gale Literary Index
Index to Gale's literary criticism series, which covers all time periods from Confucius to Max Lucado.
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Geoffrey Chaucer
Biographical information about Chaucer and commentary on aspects of his work.
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IPL - Literature
Links to sites about literature and writing, including authors and criticisms. Prepared by the Internet Public Library.
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Luminarium
Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century Literature with essays on selected authors and works.
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Mark Twain Project
"Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote." Including more than 2300 written letters.

Middle English Dictionary
The Middle English Dictionary offers a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available. Search for word definitions or for quotes using particular words.
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Modern Word
Biographies, Bibliographies, and Criticisms for modern authors and works--Kafka, Joyce, etc.
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Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Biographical, critical, and educational information about Shakespeare and his works.
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Oscar Wilde Collection
Full-text of his plays, poems, and other writings, along with photos.
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Oxymorons
Lists of word and phrase juxtaposition.
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Poetry Foundation
Poems, biography, articles and more from the world of poetry.
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Poetry Magazines
"This is a free access site to the full-text digital library of 20th and 21st century English poetry magazines from the Poetry Library collection."

Western Literature Biography & Literature Criticisms
A guide to finding author biographical information and literature criticisms, based on the assignments in PHC's Western Literature classes. Contains references to both print and internet resources.


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