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Databases by Subject: American Literature

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Database of citations to books, journal articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards.

Bibliography of American Literature

Find citations to American literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, especially including works of American literary writers from the time of the Revolution to 1930.

Granger's World of Poetry

Access more than 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Humanities International Complete

Find full text articles from journals, books and other published sources covering all aspects of the humanities, 1909 to present.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Find citations to articles, books, reviews, catalogues, and conference proceedings about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes links to full text.

Literature Criticism Online

Find full text entries in the Gale Literature Criticism series.

Literature Resource Center

Full-text of biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from all time periods covering novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers from antiquity-present.

MLA International Bibliography (literature, language, linguistics)

Find journal articles, books and dissertations published worldwide from the 1920s on literature, language and linguistics.

Additional Indexes

19th Century Masterfile (Poole's Plus)

Find references to periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, and government documents covering all subjects of interest published in the United States and Britain in the 19th century.

ARTFL: Tresor de la langue francaise

Find complete French language texts spanning from the 12th through the 20th centuries. ARTFL-FRANTEXT is the main ARTFL Database which is only available to the UA community. There are other collections that are open to the public.

Black Short Fiction

Full text African and African-Diaspora short stories, folktales, and selected literary magazines.

Book Review Index Online

Explore a comprehensive online index of book reviews from thousands of publications.

Cambridge Companions Online

View the 400 volumes of the print Cambridge Companions series online in PDF format, covering literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and culture.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Find full text entries from Gale biographical resources about authors.

Essay and General Literature Index

Find essays and miscellaneous works found in books published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada from 1985 to present.

Literature Online

Find works on English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journal articles, and other key criticism and reference resources.

North American Indian Drama

Find plays, articles, photographs, and interviews related to American Indian, First Nation, and Pacific Islanders playwrights of the 20th century.

North American Women's Drama

Find plays, playbills, production photos, and other materials related to women playwrights, from colonial era to present day.

Women Writers Online

Find texts by women writers, 1400-1850.

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

Find full text 19th century American fiction based on Lyle H. Wright's bibliography, American Fiction 1851–1875.