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Literature Resources

Titles with or (L) beside them indicate NCLive or LMC resources, accessible from campus computers or by password only. LMC students, faculty, and staff may obtain passwords by contacting the library.

General and Interdisciplinary Databases from NCLive

Academic Search Premier Provides abstracts and indexing for over 8,200 scholarly journals covering a wide variety of subject areas from 1975 to present.

Literary Reference Center

MasterFile Premier Covers a wide variety of topics from about 3,100 magazines and journals from 1984 to present.

WorldCat Union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide.

Reference Sources

(L)MLA International Bibliography The definitive resource for scholarly work in literature and languages.

NoveList A readers' advisory service. Helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested.

Oxford English Dictionary



Literary Resources on the Net

Romantic Circles--Study of Romantic Period Literature and Culture

Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Texts and Collections

African-American Poetry Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Indexed from 1750 to 1900

American Poetry Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century. Indexed from 1600 to 1900

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Contemporary American Poetry Archive

English Poetry Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources. Indexed from 600 to 1900

Faber Poetry Library A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath covering the seventy year history of this major publishing house.

The On-line Books Page

The Internet Classics Archive

Project Gutenberg

Sonnet Central

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over 6,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 46 poets.

Twentieth Century American Poetry A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

Twentieth Century English Poetry Contains tens of thousands of works by 288 poets, it provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both established and emerging writers.


Online Literary Criticism Collection

Literary Theory

Jack Lynch's Literary Resources--Theory

Introduction to Modern Literary Theory

David Gauntlett's Social Theory Site