Provides biographical, bibliographical, and critical content on authors from all time periods, in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. For literary research, this is the place to begin! (Gale)
Literature Resource Center includes most, but not all, of: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, the Dictionary of Literary Biography, and other selected Gale literary resources. Gale Literary Index is a master index to every literary series published by Gale in print--including some series not included in LRC. This index is helpful if you have access to the print versions of the Gale resources.
A full-text archive of over 1,700 of the best scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences, etc. Full-text is available from the first issue, but usually does not include the most recent 2-5 years. Note: A very small number of journals now include current content.
Full-text access to all NCTE journals and magazines published from 1997 to present.
Other Databases That Have Literature Information
Just like the databases listed above, you can find a lot of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles here. The difference is that these are not made "specifically" for literature research. If you don't find what you need, contact me, we have other resources that might be more helpful for you.
Find biographical information on people throughout history, from around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Information comes from a number of reference resources and journals. (Gale)
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is THE definitive source for understanding the English language. In addition to definitions and etymologies, you will find a wealth of historic literary examples of how words have been used. This latter feature is unique to OED and goes back up to 1,000 years!
If you are looking for media related to literature these links may be a helpful place to start.
This video collection offers thousands of full-length programs and tens of thousands of video segments! Topics include: humanities, sciences, medicine, business, social sciences, and more!
Web Resources of Interest for Literature
If you are looking for a website related to literature these links may be a helpful place to start. This is just a very small collection of some of the good stuff that's out on the web. So, depending on what you need, you might need to look somewhere else, too.
Google Scholar finds scholarly articles, books, papers, etc. Note: This link identifies you as a Cal U person to Google Scholar. This give you access to items that are full-text through the Library. Look for the "Full-Text @ Cal U" links.
Search the full-text of millions of books. Use as a "discovery" tool to find books on your topic. Books in the public domain (generally, pre-1923) are available full-text. Newer books offer limited viewing--from many pages to nothing.Note: This is just for books (and some magazines). To find scholarly articles, use Google Scholar.