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Literary Reference Center Plus

Relevant and reliable information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time periods.

Literary Reference Center Plus combines information from major reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO to give users access to:

  • More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews;
  • More than 86,000 articles/essays of literary criticism;
  • Author biographies and interviews;
  • Nearly 450 literary journals;
  • More than 780,000 book reviews;
  • Thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories and classic novels.

You can search by keyword for information or browse the most studied authors or works alphabetically. Searches for authors can also be narrowed down by country, genre or movement while author’s works can be narrowed by genre and location. Literary Reference Center includes access to numerous literary reference works and magazines including Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, New Zealand Books, Critical Insights series and more.

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Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary Reference Center Plus

Information about thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes for all literary research needs.
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