An integrated research experience that brings together premier literary databases in a new digital environment. Search across multiple resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres plus find the full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews. Search Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Something About the Author, and Tweentieth-Century Literary Criticism. This database provided by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual ReferenceLibrary is a single source for eReference aimed at students, researchers, professionals, and general readers. Search simultaneously in thousands of titles covering the most-studied subject areas including biography, business, education, history, literature, medicine, science, technology and more — all on one platform.
Literary Reference Center
Contains plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays of literary criticism; author biographies; literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; author interviews; and, classic novels. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available. Access to Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Something About the Author, and Tweentieth-Century Literary Criticism. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered. This database provided by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Twayne’s Author Series
Provides in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived plus insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. This database provided by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.