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Database Description Coverage More Info
MLA International Bibliography

MLA covers folklore, languages, linguistics, and literature. Provides over one million citations for items from more than 4,400 journals and series published worldwide.

1926-present more info
Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online brings together 10 multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

1400-present more info
Literary Sources (Gale)

Literary Sources is built upon Gale's three author resources: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online, and Somethin About the Author.

Current and retrospective more info
Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines,

Varies by Publication more info

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English Databases
Database Description Coverage More Info
Books in Print

Bibliographic descriptions and availability information for more than 5 million books currently in print, declared out of print, or soon to be published titles.  Records of in-print, out-of-print,

Coverage varies more info
Dictionary of Literary Biography

Featuring comprehensive literary biographies, you'll find profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

1978-present more info
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

"Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages."

1990-present more info
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 370 publications (and selected coverage for nearly 300 publications), as

Coverage varies more info
Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources provides combined access to Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online and to Something About the Author Online.

1400's-present more info
International Index to Performing Arts Full Text

This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals.

1990s-present more info
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries.

Current more info

JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of academic journals (over 1,000) in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.

Coverage is the beginning of the journal until two to five years ago. more info
Literary Reference Center Plus

Contains full text for 31,098 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, and nearly 140,000 author biographies.

Varies with topic more info
Project Muse

Project Muse provides full text access to over 335 journals, and indexing for 200 more in the humanities and social sciences.

1996-present more info

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English Databases
Database Description Coverage More Info
Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Provides indexing for 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

1975-present more info
Book Review Index Plus

A comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.

1965-present more info
British Literary Manuscripts Online

British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works.

1150-1900 more info
Chaucer Bibliography Online

The Chaucer Bibliography Online includes materials from the Annotated Chaucer Bibliography published annually in Studies in the Age of Chaucer.

1975-present more info
Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers

Each Critical Companions in this collection provides author background; character, plot, theme analysis, and a complete bibliography of books, selected reviews, and criticism.

1990's-present more info
Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains  virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere.

1473-1700 more info
Eighteenth Century Collections Online

A variety of materials is included—from books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons to printed ephemera—with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors.

1700-1799 more info
English Poetry (600-1900)

Drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources, more than 1,250 poets are represented.

600-1900 more info
English Short Title Catalog

All recorded English monographs printed between 1475 and 1700 are now represented in the file, as are eighty percent of the recorded serials titles for the period 1620-1800.

1473-1800 more info
International Medieval Bibliography

The International Medieval Bibliography comprises 365,000 articles, all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliographical records.

300-1500 more info
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

The library's subscription includes the following databases:

400-1700 more info
Literature in Context

Titles in the series: The Adventures of Huck Finn; Black Boy; Catcher in the Rye; The Crucible; Death of a Salesman; The Great Gatsby; Hamlet; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Julius Caesar; Li

2005-present more info
Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library is a fully searchable, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature with English translations.

800 BC - 1000 AD more info
Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Complete facsimile images of over 230 manuscripts written or compiled by women living in the British Isle during the 16th and 17th centuries.

1500-1700 more info
Something About the Author

Something About the Author Online covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

1971-present more info
Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

The TLS Historical Archive, 1902-2012 provides full-text access to every page of every issue of the TLS from 1902 to 2012, discovering a wealth of material in 300,000 book reviews

1902-2012 more info
Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

A collection of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean

1900-present more info
Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Provides access to 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including biographical information on each poet.

1900-present more info
Twentieth-Century English Poetry

A collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W.B.

1900-present more info
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

"The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions pub

1967-present more info
WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Contains over 50 million records cataloged by OCLC member libraries throughout the world: Appalachian State University Library is a member (OCLC member code=NJB).

1000 BC-present more info

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