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Literary Reference Center  (for off campus access click here)

LRC is a comprehensive database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. LRC includes: plot summaries; synopses and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; full text of literary journals; author biographies; book reviews; author interviews; and images of key literary figures

LRC also includes full text of selected classic and contemporary poems, short stories, and classic novels. As reference material, LRC includes full text of a number of literary encyclopedia and guides.

MLA International Bibliography  (for off campus access click here)

This is an index to books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage includes literature from all over the world. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. The MLA Directory of Periodicals and the Association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography are also included.

Humanities International Complete  (for off campus access click here)

Provides indexing, abstracting, and full text of journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities.  Includes citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center

Contains the full texts of thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

American and English Literature Collection

Contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose, based on books and other sources originally published in print. Collections include: 20th Century African American Poetry Collection; 20th Century American Poetry Collection; 20th Century English Poetry Collection; African American Poetry 1700-1900 Collection; American Poetry 1600-1900 Collection; Bible in English; Bibliography of American Literature; Early American Fiction 1774-1850; Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare; Eighteenth-Century Fiction 1700-1800; English Poetry 600-1900 Collection; English Prose Drama 1280-1915; English Verse Drama 13-19th Centuries; W.B. Yeats Collections.

Oxford English Dictionary  (for off campus access click here)

The OED  is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
 
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