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Search all of the library’s Gale literary databases using this single platform to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, and a rich collection of expertly written work overviews.

Results found searching Gale Literary Sources are pulled from the following databases:

  • Literature Criticism Online - Access centuries of scholarly analysis and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.
    Contains the full text of volumes in Children’s Literature Review, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Shakespearean Literature Criticism, and Something About the Author.
  • Literature Resource Center - Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
    Gain instant access to:
    • more than 160,000 complete entries from two award-winning series – Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography –for in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on authors’ lives and works
    • more than 80,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from proprietary Gale titles including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children’s Literature Review;
    • more than 1,100,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from more than 475 scholarly journals and literary magazines.
  • LitFinder - Access more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
  • Something About the Author Online - Gain online access to all volumes ever printed in Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.
    More than 20,000 entries provide rich biographical and bibliographic details about authors and illustrators of books for children and teens; also includes autobiographical essays. It covers both well-known writers and artists and less prominent individuals whole works are just being recognized.
    Individual entries typically cover personal life, career, writings, adaptations, and additional sources. Autobiographical essays discuss the author’s career, interests and motivation, among other topics.
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