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Gale Literature Resource Center

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Key content elements of LRC as of October, 2005:

  • Contemporary Authors through the current volume, featuring biographies on more than 122,000 authors
  • Contemporary Authors New Revision Series through the current volume, featuring updated biographies on prominent contemporary authors
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, offering selected criticism through volume 210 of the print series
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, all biographies through volume 314 of the print series
  • More than 59,000 full-text articles and excerpts from critical essays originally appearing in:
    • Children's Literature Review
    • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
    • Drama Criticism
    • Drama for Students
    • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
    • Literature of Developing Nations for Students
    • Literature and Its Times
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
    • Novels for Students
    • Poetry Criticism
    • Poetry for Students
    • Shakespearean Criticism
    • Short Stories for Students
    • Short Story Criticism
    • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
  • More than 1.7 million bibliographic citations from 1963 to the present from the Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography and over 5,800 records from the Directory of Periodicals (for subscribers to the MLA module).
  • Integrated content from Macmillan Library Reference (for subscribers to the Macmillan modules), including: The Scribner Writer Series (African American Writers, African Writers, American Nature Writers, American Writers, Ancient Writers, The Books of the Bible, British Writers, European Writers, Latin American Writers, Modern American Women Writers, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Writers, Writers for Children and Writers for Young Adults) and The Twayne Authors Series (600 monographs from the Twayne's US Authors, Twayne's English Authors, Twayne's World Authors series)
  • Access to full text articles and abstracts published in more than 260 academic literary journals
  • 5000+ Work Overviews, consisting of plot summaries and explications of prominent works
  • 5100 Websites, guiding the user to useful Internet resources on authors and their works
  • 2300 Author Portraits
  • Access to more than 6500 timeline events designed as an interdisciplinary tool to provide social and historical context for the study of literature.
  • Guide to Conducting Literary Research, instructing the user how to create an MLA-style literary research paper

LRC also provides the following features through strategic partnerships:

  • Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (EOL) for all subscribers. Comprises over 10,000 descriptive entries for authors, works, literary landmarks, literary and critical terms, mythological and folkloric figures, fictional characters, literary movements, and prizes.

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