Databases by Subject: Literature
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.
Find German language periodicals, covering all aspects of German language and literature from 1985 to the present.
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.
One of the most comprehensive databases of U.S., Canadian, European, U.K., and Australian books in print. The global edition includes books in many languages (including the former Spanish Books in Print).
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.
Find full text articles from journals, books and other published sources covering all aspects of the humanities, 1909 to present.
Find citations to articles, books, reviews, catalogues, and conference proceedings about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes links to full text.
Find full text entries in the Gale Literature Criticism series.
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.
Find journal articles, books and dissertations published worldwide from the 1920s on literature, language and linguistics.
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.
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.
Full text African and African-Diaspora short stories, folktales, and selected literary magazines.
Explore a comprehensive online index of book reviews from thousands of publications.
Find selected writings of Bertolt Brecht including poetry, drama and major critical writings contained in Ausgewdhlte Werke in sechs Banden.
Cambridge Collections Online includes 400 PDF volumes of the print Cambridge Companions series in the areas of literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and culture.
Find an extensive selection of 19th and 20th century works in a variety of languages, including novels, short stories and poetry representing every Caribbean country.
Free on the web, the Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL) combines the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the Scottish National Dictionary in a single, online, searchable database.
Find digital page images of virtually every work printed in English from 1473-1700, including works from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and elsewhere.
Find full-text English-language and foreign-language titles covering multiple disciplines printed in Great Britain from 1701 to 1800.
Explore catalog records of early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801 in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States.
Find essays and miscellaneous works found in books published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada from 1985 to present.
Find complete text of the 143 volumes of the Weimar Edition of Goethe's collective works, published 1887-1919, including all illustrations, variants, indexes, and commentary.
Find personal narratives in English from around the world, located within scholarly materials that are freely available on the web or in Alexander Street databases. (Note: the library may not subscribe to all databases indexed.)
Searchable guide to key figures, schools, and movements in literary theory and criticism.
Explore a critical edition of Kafka's complete writings with full text search-ability.
Find works on English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journal articles, and other key criticism and reference resources.
Search words in the Middle English Dictionary (MED), find references in the HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and full text in the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
Find primary sources of women's writing in the British Isles from 1500-1700.
Find one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama, and monologues.
Access full text from the complete works of Friedrich Schiller, including correspondence.
Find Shakespeare editions of the complete works, adaptations, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, and images.
Find essays, reviews, and textual and critical studies on Shakespeare.
Find Canadian and American plays, companies, theatres, playwrights, characters.
Find texts by women writers, 1400-1850.
Find Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and the present time.
Find books and book reviews from the University of Arizona's International Children’s Literature collection.
Find full text 19th century American fiction based on Lyle H. Wright's bibliography, American Fiction 1851–1875.