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Suggested Databases

  • Literary Reference Center Plus
    Literary Reference Center Plus contains articles and essays of literary criticism; author biographies; literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary short stories; author interviews; classic texts; full text plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; and more.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Contains many literature-oriented journals
  • Ebook Central - Literature Section
    Search for full-text literature books in the Language and Literature section of Ebook Central (electronic books)
  • Oxford Reference Online - Literature Section
    Several full-text reference books related to literature can be found here. Some of the reference books include author biographies and summaries of well-known works

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P Philology & Linguistics
PA Greek & Latin Literature
PB Modern & Celtic Literature
PC Romanic Languages
PD Germanic/Scandinavian Languages
PE English Language
PF West Germanic Language
PG Slavic, Baltic, & Albanian Languages
PH Uralic & Basque Languages
PJ Oriental Languages & Literatures
PK Indo-Iranian Languages & Literatures
PL Languages and Literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, & Oceania
PM Hyperborean, Indian, & artificial languages  
PN Literature (General)
PQ French, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese Literatures
PR English Literature
PS American Literature
PT German, Dutch, French Literature since 1830, Afrikaans, Scandinavian, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Modern Icelandic,Faroese, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish Literatures
PZ Juvenile Literature

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