Books and Literature

Book Review Digest Plus Brings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music and more with coverage back to 1983.

Contemporary Authors (in library use only) Contemporary Authors presents complete and up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 154,000 U.S. and international authors. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and more.

Dictionary of Literary Biography (in library use only) Provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all erss and genres. Dictionary of Literary Biography is part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission subscription to Literature Resource Center.

Essay & General Literature Index Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Gale Literature Databases (in library use only) Literature Resource Center along with Twayne’s Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series have been integrated into Gale Literary Sources, enabling researchers, faculty and students to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews and so much more in order to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.

Literary Reference Center This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.

Literature Resource Center with Twayne's and Scribner (in library use only) Providing immediate access to the most comprehensive and current online database on authors and their works, LRC includes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

Overdrive Checkout eBook, eAudiobooks and other digital media. 

Play Index Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Scribner Writers (in library use only) Features nearly 2,200 biographical and critical essays on over 1,400 important writers from around the world, often from multiple viewpoints to provide differing perspectives.

Short Story Index Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.

Twayne's Author Series (in library use only) Literary critical interpretation of approximately 600 authors, along with the content of 600 books taken from the series United State Authors, World Authors and English Authors.

20th Century Poetry (American and English) (in library use only) Contains the poetry of over 280 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, John Betjeman, Fleur Adcock, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah, Isaac Rosenberg, D.H. Lawrence and Carol Ann Duffy and many others from the lists of Carcanet, Enitharmon, Anvil Press, Bloodaxe Books and other poetry publishers. It also incorporates works by poets such as Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Louis MacNeice and Siegfried Sassoon from The Faber Poetry Library.