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Databases by Subject: American Literature

Major Indexes
info ABELL
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.

info Bibliography of American Literature  (English)
Citations to materials on American literature from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially including American literary writers from the time of the Revolution to 1930.

info Granger's World of Poetry
The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry contains over 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The full text poems are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and other languages. Also includes several full-text books of and about poetry published by Columbia University Press.

info Humanities International Complete    mobile info
A database of full text articles from journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Includes all of the data from the Humanities International Index. From 1909 to present.

info ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Bibliography of more than one million records of material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes indexing to Early English Books Online and provides a link to the material through the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership

info Literature Criticism Online  (English)
Provides online access to full text entries for ten of the Gale Literature Criticism series, including: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review

info 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.

info MLA International Bibliography (literature, language, linguistics)  · Tutorial    mobile info
Database of citations to journal articles, books and dissertations from the 1920s. International coverage in the disciplines of literature, language and linguistics literary theory and criticism.

Additional Indexes
info 19th Century Masterfile (Poole's Plus)
Database of magazines and periodical literature covering all subjects of interest published in the U.S. and Britain in the nineteenth century from 1802 to 1906.

info ARTFL: Trésor de la langue française  (French, menus are in English)
Complete texts from the 17th-20th centuries in French literature, philosophy, arts and sciences including novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.

info Black Short Fiction
Full-text African and African-Diaspora short stories and folktales from 1950 to present with additional special units of French and Portuguese literature from the African continent.

info Book Review Index Online
A comprehensive online index to over 5 million book reviews from thousands of publications going back to 1965.

info Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge Collections Online includes 400 PDF volumes of the print Cambridge Companions series in the areas of literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and culture.

info Essay and General Literature Index    mobile info
Database of essays and miscellaneous works found in books published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. From 1985 to present.

info Literature Online
Searchable database of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 333 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

info North American Indian Drama  (English)
Database of full-text plays that are browsable and searchable. Also includes the Native Playwrights' Newsletter, containing original essays, articles, photographs, interviews, reviews, and production information related to the plays. From early 1900s to the present.

info North American Women's Drama
Full-text plays that are browsable and searchable. Also includes playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. From colonial times to the present.

info Women Writers Online
Provides access to electronic encoded texts by early modern women writers from 1400 to 1850. .

info Wright American Fiction 1851-1875
Searchable and browsable collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography.