Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios); 450 literary journals; more than 693,000 book reviews; more than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems; more than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories; more than 6,600 author interviews; more than 8,200 classic texts; and much more.
In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism(six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus™ and much more.
Guided Video Tutorial:
- More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
- Nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
- More than 252,000 author biographies
- 450 literary journals
- More than 693,000 book reviews
- More than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems
- More than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories
- More than 6,600 author interviews
Selected as a 2011 Library Journal Best Reference Resource: Most Elegant – Runner Up
“Literary Reference Center is a literature student’s dream… It provides a wealth of information for students doing author or biography reports, not to mention librarians performing readers’ advisory.” — Library Journal, November 2011