Research Tools by Subject: Literature

ProQuest Learning: Literature


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Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.

Tags: Biographies, Contemporary Criticism, Medieval Literature, Poetry, Teacher’s Resources


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ProQuest One Literature

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Primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. Provides full text access to more than 500,000 works of poetry, drama and prose stretching from the 8th century through the present day, including primary resource collections from diverse and modern authors.

Tags: Poetry, Drama, Prose, Research Papers, Study Guides, Essays

Something About the Author Online

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The complete run of Gale’s Something About the Author reference set, including thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators.

Tags: Biography, Autobiography, YA Authors, Young Adult Authors, Modern Authors, Contemporary Authors

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world’s oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.

Tags: Public Speaking, Hermeneutics, Ethics, Alliteration, Analogy, Language, Syntax, Poetry, Tropes, Debate

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, the Encyclopedia comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world.

Tags: Folk Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Literary Awards, Children as Authors, Children’s Theater

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin).

Tags: Old English Period, Anglo-Saxon Period, Neoclassical, Edwardian, Victorian, Lake Poets, Metaphysical Poets, Romantic Period