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Literature Databases

Title & Link Description
Gale Virtual Reference Library A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search all reference sources at once or individually.
JSTOR A unique database archiving scholarly journals; some titles are available from the 1800s.
Literature Online A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources.
Literature Resource Center Authors' biographies and critical analyses of their works.
Oxford English Dictionary Online “The definitive record of the English language” is provided by TBR Regents Online for use by all Volunteer State students.
Oxford Reference Online Brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and other reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. Subject areas include language, general reference, humanities, social sciences, business & professional, and science & medicine.
Readers' Guide Full Text Contains indexing and abstracting of the most popular general interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Subjects covered include African-Americans, Biography, Children, Education, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Music, Photography, Religion, and Television. Full-Text coverage starts in January 1994 for many titles.
Scribner Writers Essays providing information about authors from around the world.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Contains full text articles from 1,650 publications in Wilson databases including: Art Full Text and Humanities Full Text.

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