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Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is the world's most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers at all levels will find the information they need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Included in Literature Resource Center is:

  • Biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors, from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism and other Gale sources, providing detailed biographical, bibliographical and contextual information about authors' lives and works
  • More than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines
  • More than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from Contemporary Literary Criticism®, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism®, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism®, as well as Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children's Literature Review
  • More than 11,000 overviews of frequently studied works, from sources including Gale's For Students series, Literature and Its Times and Characters in 20th-Century Fiction
  • More than 30,000 full-text poems, short stories and plays
  • More than 8,500 interviews
  • More than 6,000 links to selected Web sites and more than 4,000 author portraits
  • The ability to identify authors and works that share characteristics such as genre, time period, themes, nationality, ethnicity and gender
  • Merriam-Webster's® Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring 10,000 definitions of literary terms

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